Youth conference

Hope in the Darkness Youth Conference Agenda

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DAY 1: Tuesday April 13, 2021

12PM Registration/ Sign-in with Co-Chairs Kat Jacobs & Corbin Jacobs

  • Host Introductions- Trickster’s Joel Oulette & Anna Lambe
  • Opening Ceremony with Hector Copegog
  • Welcoming/Introductions- Chair Kevin Redsky, ISWO, Youth Co-Chairs Kat Jacobs/ Corbin Jacobs
  • Housekeeping/Ground rules with Hosts & Youth Co-chairs
  • Mental Health Supports with Noojimo Health

1PM Opening plenary Panel #1: (ARTS + PURPOSE)

Topic: Creativity, Purpose and Mental Health through Changing Times

The young trailblazers on this panel discussion have carved a path for themselves in their careers. They will sit down and share how their work has evolved in the last year and how they keep it real with their mental health and wellness. MODERATORS: Hosts Anna Lambe & Joel Oulette

Panelists: 

  • Tribe’s Justin Holness
  • Netflix’s Waffles + Mochi’s Nicole Emmons
  • Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction’s Nanook Fareal
  • Regional Chief Kluane Adamek 

Panel Discussion & Demos

15 minute Q & A/ Journaling

2PM Break

2:15 Workshop #1: Spoken Word & Slam Poetry for Expression with TikTok Land Back Rap’s Bobby Sanchez

Journalling  with Youth Co-Chairs Kat Jacobs & Corbin Jacobs

3:15 Break

3:30 Workshop #2 – ISWO Standing Bear Youth Role Model Program with Hillary McGregor

Journaling with Youth Co-Chairs Kat Jacobs & Corbin Jacobs

4:30 Daily Closing Circle/ Journaling- Youth Co-Chairs Kat Jacobs & Corbin Jacobs

DAY 2: Wednesday April 14, 2021

12PM Registration/ Sign-in with Youth Co-Chairs Kat & Corbin

  • Day 1 Recap- Hosts Anna & Joel, Chair Kevin, Youth Co-Chairs Kat & Corbin
  • Mental Health Supports with Noojimo Health

1PM Panel #2: (SPORTS + OUTDOORS)

Topic: Sports, Athleticism and staying Healthy through Changing Times

The athletes and adventurers on this panel discussion normally live with a loaded schedule of training, games or extreme adventures, they will share how they have maintained an active lifestyle during COVID and will provide tips for staying on your game. MODERATORS: Hosts Anna Lambe & Joel Oulette

Panelists:

  • Highland Cougars Basketball Player Emily Mandamin
  • Norwich Athletics Hockey Player Taylor Tom
  • North Bay Battalion Hockey Player Dalyn Wakely  
  • Lakehead Thunderwolves Aaron Wesley Chisel

Panel Discussion

15 minute Question and Answer/ Journaling

2PM VIRTUAL HOPE IN THE DARKNESS WALK

WITH KEVIN REDSKY, HOSTS ANNA LAMBE & JOEL OULETTE, YOUTH CO-CHAIRS KAT JACOBS & CORBIN JACOBS

Participants will join the virtual walk from their communities while walking on a trail system, safe route, leading the walk with be Walk Founder Kevin Redsky who will tune in and share stories about the 2018 and 2020 walks he did across Canada. Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the walk and share strategies on what helps them with their mental health and wellness.

4:30 Daily Closing Circle/ Journaling with Youth Co-Chairs Kat Jacobs

5PM Break for Supper

6-8 EVENING CONCERT 

An evening celebration following the virtual walk to wind down the day and 

celebrate young people making art, living their truths and getting through COVID.

Featuring 

  • Kateri Phillips
  • Tia Wood

DAY 3: Thursday April 15, 2021

12PM Registration/ Sign-in with Youth Co-Chairs

Day 2 Recap- Hosts, Chair, Youth Co-Chairs Kat Jacobs

Mental Health Supports with Noojimo Health

1PM Workshop #3: Healing through the Strength of Our Culture 

We Matter Ambassador Marshall Morrisseau 

Journaling with Youth Co-Chairs Kat Jacobs

2PM Break

2:15 Workshop #4 – #RisingYouth – Helping Youth Thrive 

Kayla Rosteski-Merasty & Michael Solomon

3:15 Break

3:30 Workshop #5: History of the Drum & Jingle Dress- Whitefish Bay Singers

Virtual Jingle Dress Healing Dance

Journaling with Youth Co-Chairs Kat Jacobs

Closing Circle with Hosts & Youth Co-chairs Kat Jacobs 

Draw Prize Winners with Kat Jacobs

4:30 Closing Ceremony 

Journal Entry List (10)

For registered youth participants, get a chance to win a great prize for every journal entry you 

complete for the Virtual Youth Conference! Journalling details will be shared.

  • Opening Ceremony + Introductions
  • Arts & Tech Panel
  • Workshop 1
  • Workshop 2
  • Sports Panel
  • Virtual Hope in the Darkness Walk
  • Evening Concert
  • Panel 3
  • Workshop 3
  • Workshop 4