In the post-TRC era of reconciliation, many Canadians are considering what reconciliation might mean to their sector and to their leadership. Indian Residential Schools has generated multiple impacts on Indigenous families and communities, and some impacts continue to resonate and challenge wellbeing. Residential Schools were one of the most significant impacts on Indigenous communities, but it was not the only negative impact. Much of the history of Canada’s development and relationship with Indigenous peoples is hidden, and the secrecy is a barrier to Canada’s reconciliation.
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The Makimautiksat Youth Wellness and Empowerment Camp is a camp program, for youth ages 8-13, developed by Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre. The program is designed to be a 10-day land and community-based camp, or 8-16 week after school program, focusing on fostering wellness, positive Inuit identity, community building and skill building. The idea is that it builds protective factors for youth who attend the camp. This training is hands-on and interactive. Each trainee will leave the training with the skills, planning and framework to run Makimautiksat in their community.