Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Join us on another journey once again in Part 3 of our Youth Wellness Series with Gerry Oleman and Asia Youngman of Cuystwi in our conversation with them on transformation.
Todays topics will be:
- What is transformation?
- Goal setting: showcase 4/5 videos
- Indigenous Heroes
a) Videos and possible guest speakers to discuss their transformation journey
- Helping others
- Finding our gifts
- Environmental Issues: our responsibility
Videos That Were Part of the Presentation:
- Goal Setting – Fitness
- Goal Setting – Education
- Goal Setting – Film
- Goal Setting – Travel
- Ask Auntie – Being Us
Download and View Reading Material from this Session:
About the Presenters:
Asia Youngman is a Cree, Carrier, and Iroquois youth who was born and raised on Coast Salish territory. Asia graduated from the University of Victoria in 2013 where she studied Psychology and Sociology. She now lives in Vancouver, where she has been continuing her studies at Emily Carr, VanArts, and UBC; taking a variety of courses including photography, 3D animation, multimedia, and web development. Asia currently works at PHSA Aboriginal Health where she assists as a project coordinator and videographer for an Indigenous youth wellness program – “Cuystwi”. She is passionate about travelling, technology, and promoting Indigenous youth wellness through the use of multimedia.
Saahiilthit (Gerry) Oleman has worked with the Indian Residential School Survivors Society since 1998. He is from Seaton Lake and of the Stl’atl’imx Nation. He has been involved as a change agent for First Nations since 1976. His experiences include counseling for community addictions programs, providing leadership politically and administratively for his community and Nation, and working as an independent consultant. Read more about Gerry’s work on his website: Gerald Oleman
Sam Bradd (Guest), “I’m a graphic facilitator and illustrator. I listen and draw to help groups increase engagement, solve problems, and lead. I’m a trained facilitator with 15 years’ experience and a Masters of Education. This helps me bring a deeper analysis to my work: I draw nuance and complexity with clarity. I’m passionate about helping organizations do their best work.
Before becoming a graphic facilitator, my career was in the advocacy sector. It’s where I honed problem-solving and multi-tasking skills. I’ve led participatory decision-making trainings, did labour relations, worked for years in an organization run by consensus, and anchored peer support programs. On this journey, I learned the heart of any organization is the people working for a better world.”
Bree Beveridge, Cree/Métis (Guest) is a Project Coordinator, Indigenous population health initiatives, BC Women’s Hospital Health Centre. She is the Project Coordinator for “Ask Auntie”, an online Indigenous youth wellness program for girls and young women between the ages of 10 – 14. Bree and her family are initially from southern Saskatchewan. She attained a BSc in Kinesiology at SFU and a Certificate in International Development at UBC. She is currently in her final semester of the Masters of Public Health program at UBC with a focus on Indigenous health and community engagement. Bree has worked on and off reserve with youth and community leaders in BC and Ontario to promote community-driven wellness. Bree currently sits on an intergovernmental Indigenous youth engagement network.