Calling all youth from Treaty 7 Nations: Clear your calendars for August 5th & 6th, because the Run as One youth conference is where it’s at!
The Run As One youth conference is part of a weeklong celebration known as the Siksika Nation Youth Awareness Week. It is an annual event held the week before the Siksika Nation Annual Fair. Run as One was started in 2004 by youth in the community of Siksika who aspired to host positive events for the nation’s youth. This year’s conference marks the 10th annual, so we’re making it bigger and better, and…it’s open to youth from across Treaty 7!
This year’s conference themes are: Reaffirming Cultural Identity and Engaging Youth in the Current State of Affairs. Festivities will include cool workshops, fun activities, good food, great friends, sports tournaments, cultural events, and more. And to wrap things up, the Run As One Music Festival will feature well-known headlining acts, and offer a venue for Treaty 7 youth to display their musical talents.
What? Siksika Run as One 2014 Youth Conference
When? August 5 & 6, 2014
Time: 8:30am-10:00pm each day
Where? Siksika Nation High School – Siksika, Alberta (located near the junction of Hwy-901 and Hwy-547, just West of the Deerfoot Sportsplex)
Who? Aboriginal youth ages 15-30 from Treaty 7 Nations
Why? To reaffirm the cultural identity of today’s Aboriginal youth, and encourage them to become engaged in the current state of affairs