Boys and Girls Clubs of the Foothills
Black Diamond, Alberta

The Land-Based Learning Program focuses on supporting children and youth who have witnessed abuse, through traditional, Indigenous-led means of healing. The Youth Outreach Worker will access the deep wealth of knowledge of Band leaders and local Elders and together they will together design an Indigenized approach to healing by recognizing the deep, physical, mental, and spiritual connection to the land that is a part of the Stoney-Nakoda culture. By offering opportunities to children and youth to learn about traditional ceremonies, traditional medicines, the history of the land, how to be stewards of the land, and how to speak their traditional language we are offering opportunities for reconciliation. The Indigenous-led, Land-Based Learning Program will re-engage Indigenous children and youth in their own wellness, build community connectedness, and revitalize Indigenous practices, which leads to healing.