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Land & Water: Land-based Education for community youth/high school students/post-secondary students

OPPORTUNITY THROUGH: University of Manitoba Dates: October–June Location: Online, Winnipeg and surrounding area Fee: Free Number of students: 12–18 Apply by: OCTOBER 5

How you'll make a difference Land and Water Land-based Education runs from October to June. October, November and December will be training-focused and our engagement with the students will happen from January to June. We have plenty of engaging online workshops and activities, plus we are hoping learn outside on the Land in and around Winnipeg as COVID-19 policies allow!  You will have the opportunity to: 

  • engage in land-based programming and learn about Indigenous people’s enduring relationships to place and land

  • explore your role in protecting land and water, and meet other young people committed to climate action

  • connect with like-minded university students, community youth, and high school students

  • co-facilitate creative programming at monthly lunch and learns, monthly full-day field trips from February to June, and an overnight camping trip in the spring

As part of our post-secondary team, you will have the opportunity to create resources for school aged youth! We will try them out as a team and present them virtually in classrooms.


The program begins in October with a half-day orientation. Training continues in November, virtually, with a four half-day training experience we call “This is Indigenous Land” during fall break. The program concludes in June with a celebration and debrief.

Examples of past programming include:

  • a visit to the Faculty of Engineering’s Alternative Village on the UM Fort Garry campus

  • a day trip to Shoal Lake 40 First Nation

  • an Elder-led tour of the Bannock Point petroforms site in Whiteshell Provincial Park

Examples of Online Activities 

Example Activity: 

  • Online workshop bringing in Indigenous Artists who represent and connect with the Land through their work, teachings and craft. 

  • Facilitate, participate in, and review at home activities such as sewing a medicine bag.

We offer the Land and Water program in partnership with the Winnipeg School Division.

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