I am pleased to help to help spread the word about a unique Indigenous youth Summer employment and mentorship program at the University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.
Led by Indigenous Elders and educators at a world-class academic institution, Nikibii Dawadinna Giigwag — Anishnaabemowin for Flooded Valley Healing — is a land-based program that provides an experiential pathway to postsecondary education by giving Indigenous youth the opportunity to be exposed to sustainable design and environmental conservation through an Indigenous lens and community engagement.
Participating youth in the program have access to state-of-the-art design and technology facilities at the Daniels Faculty. They work at a range of outdoor spaces and conservation areas to expand their knowledge and practical skills. Teachings shared by Elders, Knowledge Keepers, professionals, and mentors strengthen participants’ self-confidence, cultural identity, and connection to the land.
The program will be offered this Summer – July 12 – August 27 at U of T, from 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. and adjusted as needed to the COVID-19 provincial health regulations. To register or for more information email Angel.Levac@UToronto.ca.