Indigenous Sport and Wellness Ontario youth leadership programcoming to Six Nations

Indigenous Sport and Wellness Ontario (ISWO) wants to bring a program to inspire, educate and give youth more confidence. Danielle Johnson, Standing Bear Program Manager for ISWO presented options for bringing the program to Six Nations in a variety of capacities to Six Nations Elected Council at its General Council meeting on September 12. The program is a youth leadership program developed by ISWO, aimed at strengthening athletes and community wellness by “empowering and supporting Indigenous youth in making positive changes. Standing Bear provides a culturally relevant framework for the development of confidence, purpose, identity, and support networks.” Johnson said in 2017 they surveyed 550 athletes at the North American Indigenous Games and athletes expressed a desire for leadership opportunities, cultural knowledge and employment opportunities in their communities. “The youth…

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