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Purpose Statement:
TRACKS (TRent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science) facilitates dynamic, land-based youth programming that braids multiple scientific approaches by centring Indigenous ways of knowing and being.
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Madison Laurin

Interim Director (she/her)

Rachel Gilham

School Programs Coordinator (she/her)

Cheyenne Jacobs-Culkeen

Summer Camp Program Instructor

Abbey McIntyre

Summer Camp Program Instructor

Ainsley Dunn

Summer Camp Program Instructor

Caitlin Chiblow

Summer Camp Program Instructor

Dion Grosbeck

Youth Program Coordinator

Mon Escobedo

Resource Development & Evaluation Lead

Shki-Ziigwan LaPointe

Camps Program Coordinator

Jaida Ponce

Oshkwazin Trailblazer Supervisor

Summer Gauthier

Summer Camp Program Instructor

Daisy

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Liam

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Payge

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Mason

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Charlie

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Lachlynn

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Kole

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Kailah

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Chris

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Dr. Chris Furgal

Co-Founder of TRACKS

Associate Professor, Indigenous Environmental Studies & Sciences Program; Director of the Nasivvik Centre for Inuit Health and Changing Environments; Co-Director of the Trent Indigenous Environmental Institute

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Dr. Dan Longboat / Roronhiakewen (He Clears the Sky)

Co-Founder of TRACKS

Associate Professor, Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies; Founding Director of the Indigenous Environmental Science/Studies program (IESS)

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Sam Rockbrune

Executive Director, Kawartha World Issues Centre

Kelli Marshall

Indigenous Enrolment Advisor, First Peoples House of Learning

Advisory Circle

The TRACKS Advisory Circle is a group of community members who bring unique perspectives, skills and knowledges to advise and inform the direction of TRACKS programs.

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Program Intentions:
1. To offer youth opportunities to actively engage with a multitude of worldviews to further understand and develop their personal skills, gifts, and tools.

2. To contribute to hands-on InSTEAM (Indigenous Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) learning opportunities from the elementary to post-secondary level.

3. To facilitate spaces where intergenerational knowledge can be shared and mentoring relationships can be nurtured.

4. To provide spaces where youth can be empowered to build relationships, learn together, and grow as leaders while honouring their diverse identities and backgrounds.

5. To encourage youth to deepen reciprocal relationships within their environments and embody understandings of their responsibilities to the land.

6. To collaborate with Indigenous Peoples, school boards and community organizations to strengthen relationships and activate culturally responsive learning opportunities.

7. To foster meaningful employment and volunteer experiences for young people interested in land-centric InSTEAM work.
ACTUA

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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TRENT UNIVERSITY (IESS)

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)

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)

FIRST PEOPLES HOUSE OF LEARNING (FPHL)

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

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