About the Program

Wasa-Nabin is a self-development program for Urban Aboriginal youth (ages 13-18). By accessing the services and supports offered by the Wasa-Nabin program, youth will learn goal setting, leadership skills development, and how to make healthy choices, ultimately leading to healthier lifestyles and personal success. Activities are culturally appropriate, and directed to improve interpersonal skills, knowledge, attitudes, and enhance values, to promote personal well-being.

Through the program, youth have many opportunities to strengthen their cultural identity, by learning about many things, such as:

  • Tobacco teachings
  • Fish netting, cleaning and storage of the catch
  • Medicine walks and learning about plants used for healing
  • Outdoor survival techniques
  • Traditional Sweatlodges and their purposes
  • Smudging
  • Drum teachings
  • 7 Grandfather Teachings
  • Why it is important to have a spirit name.

Wasa-Nabin Worker:
Shannon George • shannong@ngfc.net