DAWSON CITY REM 2016
AT REM, YOU WILL PARTICIPATE IN FIVE EVENING ACTIVITIES.
REM Opening, Feast, Orientation, Ice Breaker/Team Building Activities, Evening Snack
Everyone participates 4:15-9:30
First Nation Cultural Evening at Land of Plenty
One Session + Bonfire Snacks
Get introduced to archery! This evening session is open to all levels, including beginners. You will learn target shooting and 3D animal shooting. Equipment supplied, but bring your own if you have it.
2. Arctic Sports
These traditional sports from the North are fun and physically very challenging. Try out the one foot high kick, two foot high kick, Alaskan high kick, one hand reach, airplane, kneel jump, arm pull, knuckle hop, triple jump, bench reach, etc.
3. Bannock, Tea, and Storytelling
Prepare (and enjoy!) bannock and tea in an evening session led by Tr'ondëk Hwëch’in citizens. Then eat ad sip while enjoying some storytelling by a Tr'ondëk Hwëch’in Elder.
In this evening session Tr'ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation Elders will share an important First Nations tradition, beadwork. The materials used and the way the beads were incorporated into their every day lives, tell a story. You will be supported to create your very own beadwork i.e. earrings, bracelet
Fiddle Music and Dance
Fiddle music has a very special place in rural Yukon; it's part of our history and tradition. We fiddle so that people can dance...that's an important part of the tradition. So, join this evening session to get your hands, feet, and body moving!
6. First Nations Art: Porcupine Quill Art on Birch Bark
Join this evening session to learn the tradition of First Nations Porcupine Quill Art. Participants will complete an individual work of art using birch bark and porcupine quills. A wide variety of dyed quills will be available and all necessary tools will be provided. This session will be facilitated by an Ojibway Anishnaabe Kwe artist from Hiawatha First Nation (Ontario). Limit 10 participants. Check out the photos of Quill Art below.
7. First Nations Art: Carving
In this session you will have the opportunity to work with master carvers of First Nation ancestry.
Traditionally Hand Games were played as a form of gambling among friends and different groups, often to gamble for bullets, furs, dogs, toboggans, or stick matches. Today, Hand Games are played as a friendly competition fostering community pride. Join this session to learn the Games!
Special guest instructors are students from the Ross River Dena Council!!
9. Part of the Land
The land is integral the Yukon First Nations traditions. In this session, you will explore the land and look closely at how your life and culture are linked to it. Put your knowledge of the bush to the test in outdoor survival scenarios and games. You will connect with Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation Elders to explore what the land means and the importance of becoming stewards to watch over it.
10. Traditional Food: Cooking and Preserving
Prepare and feast on traditional healthy and delicious snacks. Learn to prepare and dry fish and moose, and take some home to share with friends/family!
11. Traditional Use of Plants: Wild 'n Rosie
In this session, you will see how the land provides the necessary ingredients for wellness. You will be introduced to the healing capacity of the land through the gathering of medicinal plants, which you will then use to prepare personal care products, teas, and medicines. Take these products home with you!
12. Wild Side of Life: Trappping
Join a certified trapping instructor and
Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation Elder
to learn about Yukon furbearers, fur handling and trapping. Hands-on activities include making snares, setting traps, and skinning a squirrel. Hear stories from the wild side of life!
One Session (Applied Skills/Fine Arts/Trades/Wellness) + Campfire Snacks
1. Applied Skills: Destination Imagination
Have fun and gain confidence as you and your team try to solve brain-teasing instant challenges. Each challenge will give you the chance to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation. You will develop new friendships and learn to work together.
Applied Skills: Firefighter for a Night
Have you ever wondered about becoming a volunteer firefighter? Join firefighter from Dawson City at the station for a hands-on night to see what it’s all about. This session will provide you with a unique and realistic live fire scenario. Safety is a top priority for fire fighters and this session will be conducted under the direct supervision of qualified firefighters. Participants will use personal protective gear, breathing apparatus, radios and other safety equipment. You will also get a chance to tour the Firefighter Museum.
Applied Skills: Paramedic for a Night
In this evening session, you will join Dawson's fabulous EMR team to explore the work of a paramedic including the inner workings of the ambulance and equipment. You will also get a chance to ride in an ambulance.
4. Applied Skills: Strange Things Done in the Midnight Sun?!
Whatever stories you've heard about the Klondike Gold Rush, the truth is stranger and more wonderful, guaranteed! Your evening session will start off with the Dawson City Escape Game! Your team will be locked in a historic NorthWest Mounted Police officer's room, and given one hour to try to escape from the room by following clues and solving puzzles to catch the killer in a century old murder. Once (if?) you escape, you will join a local Parks Canada interpretive guide for a walking tour exploring Dawson's colourful gold rush history. You'll get to go inside gold rush buildings, hear tales of the amazing characters that roamed the streets, and your guide will let you in on the most bizarre and unexpected happenings of the period!
Limit: 6 students, 1 teacher
5. Fine Arts: Music Jam
Come to the music room to jam with fellow musicians and Dawson’s own local band, The River Bends.
Fine Arts: Photography
Join a published travel photographer for a hands-on introduction to photography.
Trades: Culinary Arts - Delectable Desserts
Have fun making (and enjoying!) a tasty dessert with a local master chef.
8. Wellness: Mountain Biking
If you enjoy riding, then this is the evening session for you! Join an experienced rider-instructor to have some fun on a cross-country mountain bike on the Top of the World highway. Bikes and helmets will be provided for participant use. Limit: 7 students, 1 visiting teacher.
9. Wellness: Movement for Life - Physical Literacy
Physical Literacy isn’t just a buzzword…..it’s active, valuable, educational and incredibly fun! Run, hop, or jump right in to a variety of games and activities, encouraging physical literacy and development. Gain some helpful tips on how to be confident and competent in your own active lifestyle.
10. Wellness: Outdoor Hike + Zumba
Get outside to enjoy an evening hike, then energize yourself with an hour of Zumba.
THURSDAY EVENING SESSIONS
Fine Arts Evening
Pre-Show Social and Performance o
Dänojà Zho Centre
Everyone participates 6:30-9:30
You are invited to a pre-show social, followed by the show at Dänojà Zho Centre. Written by Six Nations playwright, Falen Johnson, and directed by Yvette Nolan,
is a comedic tale of self-discovery, a thoughtful and humorous look at a young Mohawk/Tuscarora woman from Six Nations who is struggling to fit in both on the Rez and in the city. She is told that she looks “white” wherever she goes, and struggles to find her place, within her culture and her society. All the music featured in
is by Indigenous artists.
Dance, Board Games, and Snacks
Everyone participates 7:00-9:30
SEE YOU IN 2017!
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