May 23, 2018 – Day 7

Today was day 2 of the parenting workshop and we got to hear Elder Ron speak (he is also the Financial Comptroller in Saddle Lake!). He briefly shared about various traditions in the Cree culture including how to earn a pipe. Someone needs to prove they are worthy of a pipe by partaking in traditions…

May 22, 2018 – Day 6

Hi all! We started the day off at Alice’s place with some breakfast, and then went to the Eagle Healing Lodge. The Healing Lodge facilitates different workshops, classes, as well as, counselling. So beautiful there!! Nice view of Saddle Lake 🙂 We attended a Parenting Workshop today and got to listen to different Saddle Lake…

May 21, 2018 – Day 5

(sorry for the lack of posting, it is difficult getting reception and wifi here!) Happy Victoria Day! Since today is a public holiday, we had a lazy start to a lazy day. We caught up on some much needed sleep since no one really sleeps at youth conferences! We spent the morning getting to know…

May 20, 2018 – Day 4

Today was the last morning of NYC and we could sense a general sadness with the youth as they had to leave this safe and fun place and need to go back to their homes and communities. One of the girls stayed up because she didn’t want to go home and she ended up reading…