Age 11 - Age 14
Nov 22, 2017 - Jan 24, 2018
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Red Deer

Spirit Seekers is an 8 week program partnered between The Boys & Girls Clubs of Red Deer & District, The Red Deer Native Friendship Society and The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery. Spirit Seekers is an inclusive, active and fun program rooted in aboriginal cultural history for anyone in grades 6-8.

  • Where: West Park Middle School
  • Location: Red Deer
  • When: Wednesday 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Runs September 20 -Nov 15 at West Park Middle School

Spirit Seekers is an inclusive, active and fun program rooted in aboriginal cultural history for anyone in grades 6-8. Spirit Seekers is established with active learning, Cultural History and Aboriginal skills all taught through BGC core values and the 7 sacred teachings.

Spirit Seekers is an 8 week partnership program between The Boys & Girls Clubs of Red Deer & District, The Red Deer Native Friendship Society and The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery. Spirit Seekers is an inclusive, active and fun program rooted in aboriginal cultural history for anyone in grades 6-8. Spirit Seekers is established with active learning, Cultural History and Aboriginal skills all taught through BGC core values and the 7 sacred teachings. We actively pursuing these values into our programming every week.

Spirit Seekers is inclusive: Spirit Seekers seeks to be an inclusive group. We allowed all youth in grades 6 – 8 to be a part of Spirit Seekers, a club not specifically for urban aboriginal youth but including urban aboriginal youth. A place where kids can come and learn in a creative way about aboriginal history and culture.

Spirit Seekers is active: At the beginning of every club, we play active games with the youth. We teach the kids different Aboriginal and Inuit Games, and make it a priority to have active times every week where the kids can run and get physical. We value fun, and fun has positive benefits for all.

Spirit Seekers is rooted in Aboriginal Cultural History: The last week of every month, we invite an Elder to Spirit Seekers. When the Elders come, they share stories with the youth of cultural history. We smudge every week, and have a talking circles. We have aboriginal feasts, and drumming circles. We make aboriginal crafts such as dream catchers, drums and beading. We have teachings that go along with the crafts to help explain how and why the aboriginal people did, and still do, the cultural things they do.

Spirit Seekers is established with active learning, cultural history, and aboriginal skills: Once a moth Spirit Seekers goes to the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery where we see and handle many aboriginal artifacts. One day when we went Snow shoeing at the museum, we got to see an old pair of snow shoes, or when we did soap carving, the kids got to see old stone and bone carvings of ancient history. This makes the arts and crafts have an active element as well as a cultural and historical depth they would not have otherwise.

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Phone: 403-342-6500