TRACKS Youth Program

Celebrating over 10 years of culturally-relevant programming!

TRACKS (TRent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science) is an educational program based on Michi Saagiig Anishnaabeg territory. We are hosted by Trent University within the Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences Program (IESS), and operates in partnership with founding partner organization Kawartha World Issues Centre and the First Peoples House of Learning. TRACKS consists of two distinct and connected programs: Outreach & Education and Oshkwazin Indigenous Youth Leadership.


OUTREACH & EDUCATION

TRACKS Outreach & Education runs a wide variety of educational programs throughout the calendar year for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth.

Education Online Workshops

TRACKS Education is now offering Online Workshops. Teachers, community educators, parents and anyone else teaching kids during these times can request a workshop to be delivered live for your group!

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OSHKWAZIN INDIGENOUS LEADERSHIP

TRACKS Oshkwazin provides workshops, events and leadership develpment opportunities for Indigenous youth

Online Leadership Workshops

TRACKS Oshkwazin is now offering Online Workshops focused on building leadership in highschool aged Indigenous youth.

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  •  28/11/2021 08:26 PM

Aaniin, boozhoo. Hello, my name is Matt Levac and I am an Indigenous youth with a mixed heritage (Metis, Wendat) from Sturgeon Falls, currently living in Nogojiwanong/Peterborough.

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  •  05/11/2021 12:00 PM

The month of November is Diabetes Awareness Month. The TRACKS team would like to share some knowledge and resources about Diabetes and how it disproportionately affects Indigenous peoples.

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  •  18/10/2021 12:18 PM

Aaniin! My name is Jaida Ponce and I'm going to tell you a little about my journey with the TRACKS Youth Program!

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  •  23/08/2021 09:23 AM

Aaniin, Hello! My name is Beth McClelland (she/her) and I’m a settler living in Nogojiwanong/Peterborough. I’m excited to have recently joined TRACKS as the TRACKS Co-director, Partnership & Resource Development.

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  •  04/08/2021 09:31 AM

Aanii! My name is Ava and I am from the First Nation of Mississauga of Scugog Island!

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  •  04/08/2021 09:28 AM

I am 17 years old from Curve Lake First Nation, from the Otter clan.

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  •  04/08/2021 09:19 AM

Hey, I’m Josh McDonald-Knott, I'm 15 years old from Curve Lake First Nation.

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  •  04/08/2021 09:15 AM

Hi I am Rainingbird Daniels, I am 18 years old from Sturgeon Lake First Nation located on Treaty 6 in Saskatchewan.

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  •  04/08/2021 09:13 AM

My name is Elijah Brake, and I am Mi’kmaw from the Bay of Islands Newfoundland.

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  •  04/08/2021 09:11 AM

Hi, I am Migizi, I am Crane clan and Mississauga from Burleigh Falls, and Algonquin with registration from Kitigan Zibi First Nation

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Trent University (IESS)

TRACKS is hosted by Trent University within the Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences Program (IESS).

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Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC)

TRACKS is supported by the Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC). KWIC is a charitable Global Education and Resource Centre which promotes dialogue and understanding of world issues to enable people to engage in positive social and environmental change.

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First Peoples House of Learning (FPHL)

TRACKS operates in partnership with the First Peoples House of Learning at Trent University.

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Actua

​TRACKS is a proud member of Actua. Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located at universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming.

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Local Nature Connections

Local Nature Connections

Options include: Nature Walk - Appreciation for the Trees, Nature Scavenger Hunt in Jackson Park, Activities from the Big Book of Nature Activities by Drew Monkman and Jacob Rodenburg (2016)

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Indigenous Education

Indigenous Education

Options include: Toronto Zoo Turtle Island Conservation Initiative, Think Indigenous: Online Indigenous Education K-8, Deepening Knowledge: Resources for and about Aboriginal Education, Family Cultural Immersion Camp, Warrior Kids Podcast

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Indigenous Languages

Indigenous Languages

Options include: Waking Up Ojibwe, Ojibwemotaadidaa! - Let's Speak Ojibwe, Tota’s Rocker, Ojibwe.net, We Seek to Learn Throughout the Year

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Animal Connections

Animal Connections

Options include: 50 Bird Species and Their Sounds, Feeding the birds, Takaya: Lone Wolf, Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre, The Toronto Zoo

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Movies, Shows and Documentaries

Movies, Shows and Documentaries

Options include: National Film Board of Canada, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) Kids, APTN Lumi, Raven's Quest

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Arts, Crafts and Storytime

Arts, Crafts and Storytime

Options include: Contemporary Indigenous Art, Lunch Doodles, “From My Window” project, Homemade Playdough, Finger Puppet Templates, Collaborative Fence Mural, Shadow Puppets, Mr Boozhoo

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Colouring Pages

Colouring Pages

Options include: Ojibwe, Anishinaabe and Inuit Colouring and Activity Books

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Virtual Nature and Science Experiences

Virtual Nature and Science Experiences

Options include: Northern Lights Streaming Live, List of Animal Cams, The Hidden World of the National Parks, Virtual tour of Darkwoods Conservation Area, British Columbia, NASA Image and Video Library

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Science Experiments and Resources

Science Experiments and Resources

Options include: "Why do we need to wash our hands?", Making Homemade Rock Candy, Coyote Science, STEM at Home (Actua resource),

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Physical Activities

Physical Activities

Options include: GoNoodle, P.E With Joe, YMCA fitness, Powwow Yoga and Iakwa’shatste Youth Fitness

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Curriculum Based Resources

Curriculum Based Resources

Options include: Khan Academy, Additional Online Learning Resources for Students, BBC Bitesize

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For Parents

For Parents

Options Include: Traditional Indigenous Kinship Practices at Home: Being Child-Centered During the Pandemic, A Kids Book About COVID-19, My COVID Story, Peterborough Public Health

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