Indigenous youth take opportunity to explore natural resource management

August 22, 2018

Indigenous youth recently explored careers in natural resource sector through the First Nation Natural Resource Youth Employment program and Outland Youth Employment program, reports the Chronicle Journal. The six-week program offers education training and work opportunities in the field, as well as the opportunity for youth to earn a paycheque and two high school credits for participating. “We are doing GPS, geocaching, an aviation tour, they were at Bora Laskin Law School learning about restorative justice, we are going to be doing some cooking classes at Roots to Harvest,” explained Outland Camps Program Coordinator Sarah Ambroziak. “We are including a lot of community organizations to get the youth from remote communities feeling comfortable and accepted in the city.” Ambroziak added that 87% of the students who go on to pursue postsecondary education end up working in natural resource management in the north. TB News Watch | Chronicle Journal