Laurentian student developing cultural camp for non-Indigenous youth

July 26, 2017

A Laurentian University student is developing a cultural camp for non-Indigenous Youth and Indigenous people who have lost touch with their culture and traditions in order to give them an opportunity learn about Indigenous culture. “If we can teach the culture to non-Indigenous youth, it will help strengthen relationships between Canadians and help inspire policy makers to address these calls to action,”  said Kaella-Marie Earle, of Wikwemikong ON. “I want people to know that Indigenous people are welcoming and want you to learn about the culture.” Earle stated that she has recruited an Indigenous professor and an elder for the camp. Participants will learn about traditional foods, traditional ways of life, and Indigenous governance; and will have the chance to participate in a sweat lodge. CBC (Laurentian)