TRACKS Oshkwazin is a leadership program for Indigenous youth ages 14-18, providing them with valuable training and leadership development opportunities. The name Oshkwazin was gifted to the program and is an Anishinaabemowin word meaning “to light your internal fire”. The Oshkwazin program aims to help Indigenous youth connect to and deepen their relationship to their own fire.

Oshkwazin provides a place for Indigenous youth to:

  • Connect other Indigenous youth and discuss issues that matter to them
  • Meet and build relationships with Knowledge Holders and Elders
  • Learn about Indigenous issues and receive traditional teachings
  • Further develop their gifts and tend to tend to their internal fire
  • Improve team building
  • Gain work and volunteer experience

Please email oshkwazin@tracksprogram.ca to learn more about the Oshkwazin Indigenous Youth Leadership Program