First Nations youth in ON participate in natural resource training

August 10, 2016

Confederation College and Lakehead University are celebrating another successful summer for the First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program (FNNRYEP) and the Mink Lake First Nations Youth Employment Program (MLFNYEP). Through partnerships with Outland Camps in northern Ontario, First Nations youth receive training and employment in the natural resources sector. The two camps are run independently, but come together several times over the summer for participants to engage with peers and learn together. Topics covered by the programs include anthropology, geography, dendrology, sustainable energy sources, visual arts, engineering, entrepreneurship, and Aboriginal mentorship. Students help with the collection of valuable tree inventories and other forestry data while exploring multiple areas of the natural resources sector. Many program participants have gone on to pursue further education and training based on experiences at the camp, say organizers.

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