Media Advisory - Steps Toward Reconciliation Through Resiliency: Students Meet and Share in Lessons Learned from Indigenous Teachings


KANANASKIS, AB, Jan. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - Hundreds of participants, with student representation from 20 Alberta and B.C. schools will gather on Stoney/Nakoda traditional land to discover how lessons from Indigenous teachings can contribute to a healthy school community.

"Young people are not just the leaders of tomorrow — they have a great untapped potential for responsible leadership today." - Brendtro, Brokenleg and Van Brockern

Students, teachers and health professionals will explore resilience as a path to healthy school communities, and leave with philosophical foundations and practical tools that positively support resilience in youth. Participants are part of the movement to inspire wellness as a priority in schools, recognizing that healthy students are better learners.

What you'll see during the workshop:

  • Students engaged in outdoor traditional games, participating in sharing circles, Elder reflections, active sessions, a historical blanket exercise and more
  • Aboriginal youth speaking about the impact of mentorship in their lived experience
  • Strength-based approaches to supporting First Nations health in Alberta school communities

The workshop is hosted by Ever Active Schools in conjunction with the 8th annual school health conference, Shaping the Future. Ever Active Schools is a government of Alberta cross-ministerial initiative that assists schools in creating and sustaining healthy, active school communities.

Media availability details:


Wednesday January 25, 2017


9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.


Olympic Ballroom, Delta Lodge Kananaskis Conference Centre, 1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis Village, AB T0L 2H0


SOURCE Ever Active Schools

For further information: For media inquiries or to book an interview, contact: Brian Torrance, Ever Active Schools, Phone: 780.298.2341, Email:


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