Inner-City Youth Get Hands-On Exposure To Culture

Thursday, August 03, 2006 at 14:37



A culture camp in Prince Albert is bringing some Aboriginal youth closer to their traditional roots.


The Warrior Spirit Walking camp is aimed at city kids aged 12 to 18, and so far has accommodated class sizes that range from a handful of youth to a few dozen.


Coordinator Dana Oulette says she and her staff show the kids traditional activities like sage picking, drumming and teepee raising.


She feels it helps ground them in a way contemporary activities can’t.


Oulette adds the reason many Native kids end up in gangs is because they have lost touch with where they come from.


She says feedback from the camp so far has been positive.


It wraps up on August 23rd.