TRACKS Youth Program

TRent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science

What is TRACKS?

TRACKS (TRent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science) is an educational program which provides hands-on experiences for youth interested in the intersections of Indigenous and western sciences. TRACKS is based out of the Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences Program (IESS) of Trent University, under the umbrella of the Kawartha World Issues Centre and supported by First People's House of Learning. TRACKS consists of two distinct but connected programs: Outreach & Education and Oshkwazin Indigenous Youth Leadership Program.  

TRACKS: Outreach & Education

TRACKS Outreach & Education runs a wide variety of educational programs throughout the calendar year for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in grades K-12.

TRACKS: Oshkwazin Indigenous Youth Leadership

TRACKS Oshkwazin is a leadership program for Indigenous high school aged youth, providing them with valuable training and leadership development opportunities.

For Teachers: Special Programs

Limited Time School Workshop: Giizhigoong (Sky World)

TRACKS is so excited to be able to offer a new limited-time workshop from May 6th to 10th. Introducing Giizhigoong (Sky World)!

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Spend a Day with TRACKS at Trent! (JK-8)

During the month of June, TRACKS will be offering a new fun & active field trip opportunity for teachers and students in JK to Grade 8!

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Book one of our standard workshops

Click below for descriptions of workshops we typically run for schools and camp programs.

Invite us into your school, or if you are looking to deepen your TRACKS experience, consider booking your class for a half or full day program at Trent University, where the wetlands, labs and tipi are our classroom!

For Parents: Available Programs

Giizhigoong (Sky World) Week of Evening Events

During the evenings of the week of May 6th-10th, TRACKS and FPHL will be offering various drop-in events for the Peterborough community. Drop-in to learn about constellations according to Western and indigenous interpretations inside the ROM Travelling Planetarium.

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Animal Lantern Making Workshop

Ahead of the 2019 Water Walk which will be taking place around Rice Lake this Mother's Day weekend, May 10th-12th, TRACKS Youth Program will be holding a Lantern Making Workshop for all ages!

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Bus to the Water Walk!

Add your name to our bus list for this year's water walk on Saturday, May 11th! Please read all information regarding ceremonial protocols before signing up.

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Summer Camp (6-8 & 9-12) - WAITLIST SIGN UP ONLY

We are very excited to open registration for our 2019 Summer Camp sessions to be held at Trent University! WAITLIST SIGN UP ONLY FOR ALL SESSIONS.

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For Youth: Leadership Programs

Seven Grandfather Teachings Art Competition

TRACKS Youth Program is calling for Indigenous youth to create and submit their artistic interpretations of the Seven Grandfather Teachings.

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TRACKS Oshkwazin: End of Year Land-Based Storytelling Panel

On May 23rd, TRACKS Oshkwazin will be holding it's first End of Year Land-Based Storytelling Panel. Open to all high school aged Indigenous youth in Peterborough and surrounding area.

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Blog & Media

  • 26/03/2019 10:19 AM

We are so excited to have Allie Livesey working with our Outreach & Education program this Winter and Spring. Read on to learn more about Allie!

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  • 21/03/2019 09:37 AM

Greenup's Water Programs Manager, Heather Ray, wrote an article prior to World Water Day which features TRACKS' and Greenup's partnership on the issue of clean safe drinking water for all and a WWD twitter contest.

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  • 19/03/2019 03:02 PM

TRACKS Youth Program is calling for Indigenous youth to create and submit their artistic interpretations of the Seven Grandfather Teachings. Read on for submission details!

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  • 27/02/2019 12:25 PM

In our work with youth and advocacy for the water we will never forget to follow in the footsteps of Grandmother Josephine Mandamin.

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Actua Network

​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. Each year, these members engage over 225,000 youth in 500 communities nationwide. Please visit Actua to learn more. ​
Actua Network

Kawartha World Issues Centre

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. Since 1989, KWIC has served Peterborough and the Kawartha region by organizing educational events and workshops, animating youth-led initiatives, facilitating working groups, supporting community research projects, internships and placements and sharing resources. Please visit KWIC to learn more.
Kawartha World Issues Centre

Contact us!

  • 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, ON, Canada, K9L 0G2
  • Trent University C/O Indigenous Studies