The QBOW Youth Summit brings together the youth in our Nations to take part in cultural workshops and presentations that address topics our youth deal with on an on-going basis.
The Summit addresses the following QBOW goals and objectives:
- To prevent children/youth from coming into care.
- To enhance integrated services for children and youth.
- To respect varying cultural, spiritual, and religious practices and beliefs.
- To incorporate traditional teaching into prevention programming.
- To promote cultural awareness and sensitivity.
QBOW Youth Summit 2020 – Wellness
The first QBOW Youth Summit was held in February 2020 at the Saskatoon Inn. The theme of the Summit was “Wellness.” Over 200 youth from QBOW served Nations participated in the Summit.
The Summit program included the following:
- Master of Ceremonies Creeson Agecoutay, Video Journalist working with CTV National News
- Key notes speakers including:
- The Amazing Race Canada 2019 Winners – “Team Akaymeyamohk” which included Dr. James Makokis and Anthony Johnson.
- Colby Tootoosis, Certified Conscious Coach
- Workshop session topics included:
- Youth suicide
- Self esteem
- LGQTB – Two Spirit
- Traditional art instruction
- Inspirational experiences
- Health and wellness
- Youth leadership
- Healthy relationships
- Culture and traditional knowledge
- Safe practices as a young person
- Hip Hop dance session
- Traditional Pipe Ceremony to offer prayers and gratitude for a successful event.
- Screening of The Long Ride Home documentary.
- Career Fair with various universities and colleges providing information on post-secondary options and opportunities
- Banquet featuring Jeff Shattler of the Saskatchewan Rush Lacross Team
- Fashion Show with Indigenous Designers Helen Oro, Rhonda Cardinal, Misty Rain Naytowhow and Candace Gadwa
- Hairstylists including Miranda Thomson, Tamara Cole, Harley Memnook and Taylor Isnana-Hotain
- FOX Glam Squad, a group of Indigenous women who strive to empower the lives of others through makeup artistry and motivational speaking.
- Entertainment was by:
- Supa Man, an Apsaaliike Rapper, American Fancy Dancer
- Only the Brothers, Native HipHop Group from Edmonton
- Round Plain Jr’s, Host Drum group