Tłı̨chǫ Įmbè Program
The Tłı̨chǫ Įmbè Program, started in 2011, is an intensive cultural learning program for senior high school and post-secondary students. The Įmbè program connects young people with Elder to help insure that Tłı̨chǫ language and culture are passed on to future generations. Through the Įmbè program, young people are encouraged to learn as much as they can about their unique culture, language, history and land and take pride in themselves and their communities. Throughout the Įmbè program, participants are given safety training and are certified in First Aid, Canoe Safety and Bear Awareness. This training is not a substitute for the knowledge of Elders, but it can help people explore their land more safely when Elders are not available. Plus it looks great on a resume. The Įmbè program encourages leadership by hiring participants from one year, to take on leadership roles the next. The program runs in all Tłı̨chǫ communities each summer. 30 participants, 5 group leaders and 30 Elders are involved each year. The Tłı̨chǫ Įmbè Program has proven to be a big success. Participants report that they are leaning about their history and culture. They love spending time on the land with their Elders and they feel hope for the future of their culture and communities
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