The Power of Showing Up

We had the incredible pleasure of speaking with Michael, a participant who completed our Journey to Success Program. The Journey to Success (JTS) program aims to provide the skills for individuals to join the workforce or change career paths.   “It is designed to meet the needs of unemployed and marginally employed Indigenous people to support …

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Six Ways to Cope with the “Winter Blues”

6 Ways to Cope with the ‘Winter Blues’ During the Cold Winter Months

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D), also commonly known as the ‘Winter Blues’, is a type of depression that is caused by a lack of sunlight / Vitamin D (which is a natural vitamin from the sun) during colder months. A few of the common symptoms of SAD include: low energy, changes in appetite and weight, difficulty concentrating, troubles sleeping, loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyable, etc. Due to the reduced amount of sunlight during the autumn and winter months, our bodies are not exposed to enough light / Vitamin D and therefore our serotonin and melatonin levels are affected. As we all adjust to the cold again, it is important to be aware of and watch for the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D). Here are 6 ways to lift your spirits whether you feel low or need something fun to do:


The Community Outreach Transit Team: Connecting Resources and Building Relationships On Edmonton Transit

At the end of September 2021, a new program called Community Outreach Transit Teams (COTT) was launched that partners Bent Arrow outreach workers and City of Edmonton transit peace officers. This is an attempt to unite individuals with resources they may need, but not know how to obtain. So far there are two teams, with …

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Being A Non-Indigenous Ally

Over the last decade, people have started to understand the deep seated racism towards Indigenous peoples. Non-Indigenous people are starting to become more aware of the human rights violations throughout Turtle Island, a recent catalyst for non-Indigenous wanting to learn about Indigenous cultures was the uncovering of children who attended the Residential School in Kamloops. …

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back to school supplies drive

Helping Youth Put Their Best Foot Forward this School Year

Like the Backstreet boys, schools back. For many children this means an exciting time of reconnecting with friends, and shopping for trendy clothes and the coolest school supplies. There is however another side to this exciting time that is often overlooked.  Having school supplies affects a student’s social and emotional well-being thus impacting their overall educational experience. A child coming to school …

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Coyote Kids Camp

Indigenous Identity Explored in Coyote Kids Cultural Camp

Coyote Kids Cultural Camp celebrates Indigenous culture through land-based teachings for youth. Kids have the opportunity to do arts and crafts along with field trips, stories, Guest Speakers, Elders and Knowledge Keepers. Children get to do cultural practices; it is also important that they will have the chance to listen to guest speakers and Elders as a way to learn more about their roots they may have and make sure that the legacy and culture of Indigenous persons does not disappear.