Voices – Reflections on Summer – VIU

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Voices – Reflections on Summer – VIU

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202130 Views

Every summer, students in Vancouver Island University’s ‘su’luqw’a’ Community Cousins Aboriginal mentorship program organize free summer camps for Indigenous youth. Called Thuy’she’num Tu Smun’eem: Building a Foundation for our Youth, these camps aim to encourage Indigenous youth to consider post-secondary by giving them that important first introduction to university life and showcasing the supports VIU offers all students.

Due to the pandemic, the 2020 summer camps were revised to an online summer mentorship program rather than the in-person camps that typically happen at VIU’s three campuses in Nanaimo, Cowichan and Powell River. The youth and the camp coordinators adapted to this new version of being together and created a community through Zoom. There were seven weeks of learning, drumming, spending time with Elders, writing and reflecting.

Read More: https://www.viu.ca/blog/voices-reflections-summer

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