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Upcoming events

    • 12 May 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 14 May 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Camp Connections, Somba K'e/Yellowknife
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    The NWTRPA Community Leaders Retreat is a highly interactive, informative, and idea provoking educational event. Both experienced and new community leaders will benefit from learning more about decolonization in the NWT.

    The 2021 Community Leaders Retreat offered by the NWTR Recreation and Parks Association in collaboration with Dene Nahjo. The two days will explore Dene leadership values and decision making as a way to inform recreation practices within Northern communities. 

    When: Wednesday, May 12 - Friday, May 14, 2021 (5 PM - 5PM)

    Where: Camp Connections, Somba K'e/Yellowknife

    Who should attend:

    Staff and volunteers, with or without a formal title, who are currently or want to play a stronger role as a community leader. It is geared to those from a variety of sectors e.g. health, social services, recreation, economic development, education, justice, libraries, elected officials, tourism, arts, environment etc. who are committed to working with others to strengthen leadership and innovation, and ultimately, the capacity and resiliency in their communities.

    Meals, accommodation, and transportation from Somba K'e/Yellowknife to Camp Connections and back are included.

    There are 15 available spots. COVID-19 protocols will be followed during the retreat in accordance with the Chief Public Health Office.

    You must be an NWTRPA Member for this event. You will have the option of becoming a Member as you register.

    Tentative Agenda

    May 12, 2021
    : Depart from Somba K’e/ Yellowknife to Camp Connections (Transportation will be provided.)

    6:00pm: Dinner and over-night accommodations at Camp Connections.

    May 13, 2021

    8:00am: Breakfast
    9:30am - 10:30am: Fire Circle - Group Introductions

    10:30 – 10:45am: Break and snack

    10:45am - 12:00pm: Dene Leadership Values Panel Discussion: This panel will introduce listeners to Dene leadership principles that have guided major political decisions and the qualities and attributes that Dene cultures value in leaders. It will explore the importance of land and spirituality in decision-making processes.

    12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch

    1:00pm - 2:30pm: Indigenous Leadership in Action Facilitated Discussion: Following the Dene Leadership Values Panel, participants will apply the leadership values to real life situations and problems as recreation leaders.

    2:30pm - 3:00pm: Break and snack

    3:00pm - 4:00pm: Outdoor Activity: Tea Boiling Competition, Spruce Salve Making.

    4:00pm - 5:00pm: Closing Circle for the day

    6:00pm: Dinner and overnight accommodations at Camp Connections

    May 14, 2021

    8:00am: Breakfast

    9:00am - 9:30am: Morning Circle and Check-in

    9:30am - 10:30am: Presentation by Deneze Nakehk’o: “Understanding Colonialism Presentation.” This presentation through storytelling will introduce colonialism as a continuum that has both historical and contemporary impacts, as well as various frameworks to understand its impacts. It will connect the social ills that occur in Indigenous communities today with an ongoing history of colonialism and introduce concepts of lateral violence and state violence.

    Participants will be asked to reflect on how the historical and ongoing impacts of colonialism hinder the practice of Indigenous leadership values and the development of Indigenous governance.

    10:30am - 11:00am: Break and snack

    11:00am - 12:00pm: Understanding Colonialism Presentation cont.

    12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch

    1:00pm - 2:30pm: Presentation by Amos Scott: The History of Denendeh: Treaties to Modern Politics. A simple walk through of a timeline of political development in the Denendeh from Treaties 8 and 11, the development of the Dene Nation and its fight for indigenous rights, and how its influenced political development today as a way to understand the relationship between Indigenous, territorial and community governments.

    2:30pm - 3:00pm: Break and snack

    3:00pm - 4:30pm: Facilitated Discussion: Participants have the space to share about their work in community and barriers they face. With the support and creativity of the group, we will work through the barriers to find ideas to overcome them.

    4:30 - 5:00pm: Closing Circle and transportation back to Somba K’e/Yellowknife

    To be considered fully registered we require 100% payment.

    Cancellation Policy:

    If you need to cancel your registration, the NWTRPA must be notified of the cancellation by email. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date and time we receive email notification as follows:

    o Before 3 days of workshop date – 85% refund

    o Within 24 hours of workshop date – No refund


    The NWT Recreation and Parks Association reserves the right to cancel any program or workshop. If such a situation arises you will be notified as soon as possible (by email or phone call). As a result of such a cancellation, you will be refunded all monies paid.

Past events

26 Feb 2021 Charismatic Confidence
19 Jan 2021 Creating Excitement and Getting People to Your Events
8 Dec 2020 Bright Spots
26 Nov 2020 NWTRPA 2020 Virtual AGM
19 Nov 2020 Approaching and Retaining Volunteers
27 Oct 2020 8 Simple Ways to Engage an Audience
26 Oct 2020 Advanced Wilderness First Aid & CPR
20 Oct 2020 How to Facilitate Online
2 Sep 2020 Elders in Motion E-Learning & Sharing
31 Aug 2020 Lake Canoe Instructor Course
3 Mar 2020 Wilderness First Responder Bridge Course
14 Feb 2020 Wilderness Advanced First Aid
2 Feb 2020 Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Exams
22 Nov 2019 Group Exercise Fundamentals and Cycle Certification
8 Oct 2019 2019 NWTRPA & Youth Centres Conference
7 Oct 2019 De-Escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ Hay River Workshop
5 Oct 2019 De-Escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ Yellowknife Workshop
20 Sep 2019 Yellowknife AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
18 Sep 2019 Elders in Motion Facilitator Training - Functional Fitness for Falls Prevention and the Active Living Exercise Program
13 Sep 2019 Hay River AFLCA Aquatics Specialty Course
10 Sep 2019 HIGH FIVE SPORT & SCMH - Tuktoyaktuk
5 Jul 2019 Fort Simpson AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
21 Jun 2019 Hay River AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
21 May 2019 Fort Smith Recreation North Training Program: In-Person Learning Events
16 Apr 2019 HIGH FIVE PHCD & SCMH -Paulatuk
7 Mar 2019 Fort Simpson Recreation North Training Program: In-Person Learning Events
27 Feb 2019 Community Leaders Retreat
6 Feb 2019 Elders in Motion Training - Functional Fitness for Falls Prevention
21 Jan 2019 Inuvik Recreation North Training Program: In-Person Learning Events
20 Nov 2018 Yellowknife Recreation North Training Program: In-Person Learning Events
15 Nov 2018 Hay River Recreation North Training Program: In-Person Learning Events
2 Nov 2018 Fort Smith AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
23 Oct 2018 2018 NWTRPA & Youth Centres Conference
6 Apr 2018 Hay River AFLCA Group Fundamentals & Portable Equipment Course
23 Mar 2018 Yellowknife AFLCA Group Exercise & Portable Equipment Course
23 Feb 2018 Yellowknife AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
30 Jan 2018 Elders in Motion Training - Functional Fitness for Falls Prevention
8 Dec 2017 Hay River AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
24 Nov 2017 Inuvik AFLCA Exercise Theory Course
26 Sep 2017 2017 NWTRPA & Youth Centres Conference
12 May 2017 Behchoko AFLCA Exercise Theory Course

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NWT Recreation and Parks Association
P.O.Box 841, 4908 49th Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N6

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