Indigenize the Future: Native Youth Life Skills Curriculum Adaptation and Training Conference

This is a 4-day intensive training for Tribes and Indigenous communities who want to develop a youth education program grounded in culture and connection. The Suquamish Tribe’s Healing of the Canoe Curriculum is a proven, promising practice, for Native youth with 14 life skill lessons that utilizes Tribal knowledge, traditional practices and community volunteers for successful implementation.  Using the HOC Curriculum as a template, participants will be guided through the adaptation process, so it meets your community’s unique needs and incorporating your cultural teachings. Taught by highly trained and skilled leaders, this conference will use educational, experiential, artistic and cultural teachings to help you achieve your goals.


Who Should Attend

  • Facilitators:  The people who will be teaching the curriculum to the youth in your community.
  • Cultural Specialist: Anyone in your organization that is specifically assisting with the cultural aspect of your curriculum.
  • Curriculum Developer: A person or team that is in charge of developing the curriculum, organizing the content and getting it ready to use in your community.


What You’ll Experience

  • Everyone has a story to tell. We encourage participants to share their experiences with the Healing of the Canoe curriculum.
  • Learning about other tribes, cultures and traditions.


Conference Takeaways

  • Development of a curriculum tailored to your community
  • Facilitation skills that utilize NEAR sciences (trauma informed care), suicide prevention and cultural humility
  • Team building and solidarity


Cultural Sharing

As culture is the main focus of any organizations curriculum, we’ll have a cultural sharing opportunity where each organization shares a cultural aspect from their tribe, even your Suquamish hosts will participate. That could be sharing a song, dance, story, craft, video, etc.


Apr 08 - 11 2024


All Day

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Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish, WA 98392