Aboriginal Youth Rendezvous 2015

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The Aboriginal Youth Rendezvous is a gathering of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth ages 17 to 21. During the gathering, opportunities are provided to learn about First Nations, Inuit and Metis culture and history, environmental stewardship and outdoor skills. Aboriginal Youth Rendezvous is co-ordinated by educator David Spencer and takes place at a residential outdoor education centre in Ontario, Canada. To participate in our next Aboriginal Youth Rendezvous, please send an e-mail to David Spencer or tweet to @DavidSpencerEdu.

Aboriginal Youth Rendezvous

Aboriginal Youth Rendezvous 2015 (AYR2015) will be held at an outdoor education centre in Ontario from Wednesday June 3, 2015 to Friday June 5, 2015. Participants will stay in cabins and eat three meals per day in the summer camp setting. Our gathering will provide youth with opportunities to learn about First Nations, Inuit and Métis culture and history, environmental stewardship, develop confidence in the outdoors through canoeing, hiking, swimming and a WALO (amazing race). You may learn more about our first Aboriginal Youth Rendezvous 2012.

Student Participation

The following students and staff might join us:

We are hoping to have youth participation from a number of groups and organizations. We are making contact with many of the following:

  1. Ataguttaaluk High School Igloolik, Nunavut
  2. Curve Lake First Nation
    (near Peterborough, Ontario)
  3. Mississaugas of the New Credit
    (near Hagersville, Ontario)
  4. Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation
  5. Chippewas of Rama First Nation
    (near Orillia, Ontario)
  6. Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School
    Thunder Bay, Ontario
  7. Metis Nation of Ontario
  8. Community Councils of the Metis Nation of Ontario, map
  9. Métis Nation of Ontario Youth Council (MNOYC)
  10. Six Nations of the Grand River
    (near Brantford)
  11. Shawanaga First Nation
    (near Nobel (Parry Sound)

Funding Sources

Organizations may provide financial resources and support. Refer to this list and following their application procedures.

We could apply for grants to help cover:

  • guest speaker honourariums
  • transportation to the Camp
  • accommodation for students
  • accommodation for guest speakers