After School Program Embraces Aboriginal Programming
In this article from Alberta Sweetgrass, Sharon Goulet talks about several different after school programs in Calgary that focus on teaching different elements of Aboriginal culture, from painting and sculpture to ceremonies and teachings with elders.
If you live in Calgary and want to see what programs are available in your area, go to www.calgary.ca/afterschool, select search by "program type" and select "culturally-based programs". You will find a list of all the city's culturally-based after school programs with the location and a brief program description.
Alberta Sweetgrass - April 2010
AfterSchool program embraces Aboriginal programming
By Sharon Goulet
A new Calgary-wide initiative for youth, aged 6 to 16, is providing information and access to a variety of quality, supervised and fun after school activities focusing on Aboriginal culture.
Currently, six Aboriginal programs are bing offered in different locations throughout the city through the Calgary AfterSchool program which is avilable free of charge to Aboriginal you between the hours of 3-6 p.m.
Aboriginal Buddies, provided by the YMCA off Calgary, offers opportunities to participate in activities that promote Aboriginal culture, heritage and traditions...
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