Tse Zul-Faro Junior REM
AT THE JUNIOR REM, YOU WILL PARTICIPATE IN SIX DAYTIME SESSIONS:
Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (ADST)
YUKON CULTURE SESSIONS
Les Johns - Elder,
Carcross/Tagish First Nation, Yukon Aboriginal Sports Circle
Flora Asp - Yukon Government (Education)
Get introduced to archery! This session is open to all levels, including beginners. Instructors and Elders from the Yukon Aboriginal Sports Circle will teach you about target shooting and 3D animal shooting. Equipment supplied, but bring your own if you have it.
2. Arctic Sports and Dene Games
Sarah Walz and Reginald LaGuerre- Yukon Aboriginal Sports Circle
Megan Cromarty - Yukon Government (Sport and Recreation Branch)
Arctic Winter Games 2020 Host Committee
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. Learn how to get involved with Yukon’s contingent to the Arctic Winter Games, which symbolize athletic competition, cultural exhibition and social interchange.
George Bahm - Teslin Tlingit Council, Yukon Government (Education)
Atlatls are ancient weapons that were used to propel throwing-spears. Throwing an atlatl requires skill and a secure grip on both the thrower and spear to keep the two engaged until the spear is thrown. Join this session to experience how the use of an atlatl improved the ability of a hunter to cast a spear farther and faster.
hti Etzel, Ross River Dena Council
In this session you will learn about an important Yukon First Nations tradition, beadwork, from two master beaders. You will learn about the history of beading, including how the materials were used and the way the beads were incorporated to tell a story. You will learn about beading tools and techniques. You will be supported to create your very own beadwork e.g., earrings, bracelet
Elders, Ross River Dena Council and the Ross River Kaska Drummers
Traditionally Handgames were played as a form of gambling among friends and different groups, often to gamble for bullets, furs, dogs, toboggans, or stick matches. Today, Handgames are played as a friendly competition fostering community pride. Join this session to learn how to play from Kaska experts!
Rhoda Merkel - Tahltan First Nation, Yukon Arts in Education
Yukon First Nations traditionally carried medicine bags for guidance, healing, and protection. Join this session to make your own hide medicine bag, embellished with beads or paint, to give your special items a home close to your heart.
7. Medicine Walk and Traditional Use of Plants
Dorothy Smith -
Ross River Dena Council and
May Bolton -
Ross River Dena Council
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 e.g., bath bombs, salves, mosquito repellent, lip balm. Take these products home!
of the Land
Yukon First Nations have deep relationships with the land. In this session, you will get outside to explore the connections between life and the land. You will walk along traditional routes used by the Kaska people exploring the land and the importance of becoming stewards to watch over it.
9. Part of the Water: BIG Canoeing
George Bahm - Teslin Tlingit Council, Yukon Government (Education), Jesse Jewell - Yukon Government (Education)
Bruneau - Ross River School
Yukon First Nations have a special relationship with water, built on subsistence ways of life that extend back thousands of years. Traditional activities depended on water for transportation. This adventure will connect you to this rich history as you work together with a crew of ~12-15, learning the basic paddle strokes to safely propel a BIG Canoe (aka Voyageur). Along the way, you will learn some important BIG Canoe commands in Kaska and Tlingit. No prior paddling experience necessary. All gear and PFDs provided.
10. Traditional Foods: Harvesting, Cooking and Preserving
Fran Etzel and Florence Etzel -
Ross River Dena Council
In this session, you will head outside to learn about traditional Kaska ways of harvesting, cooking, and preserving food. Come to learn about (and enjoy!) roots, fish, moose, caribou sheep, bone marrow, bannock, and tea!
11. Wild Side of Life: Trapping
Ryan Sealy - Yukon Government (Environment) and John Acklack - Elder, Ross River Dena Council
In this session, you will join a certified trapping instructor and Kaska Elder to learn about Yukon furbearers, fur handling and trapping. Hands-on activities include making snares, setting traps, and skinning a squirrel (skinning, fleshing, and boarding). Hear stories from the wild side of life!
12. Yukon First Nations Art: Carving
Gordon Peter, Ross River Dena Council and Vernon Asp - Tahltan/Northern Tutchone, Porter Creek Secondary School
In this session you will have the unique opportunity to work with a renowned master carver to develop, and hone your carving skills. You will learn the history and stories behind this traditional Yukon First Nations art form and experience joy of channeling your energy into artistic expression.
PERSONAL WELLNESS SESSIONS
1. Adventure Learning
Chris Gishler - Equinox Adventure Consulting and Jesse Jewell
- Yukon Government (Education)
Head outside in small groups for a GPS based scavenger hunt. Your mystery caches will involve rewards, puzzles, trust, problem solving, and tests of fortitude. Your group will use their skills of problem solving, communication, trust, teamwork, leadership, and decision making.
. Discover Yoga
Kelli Anderson - Faro
Tune into your body and work at your own pace during this session. You will enjoy the harmonizing benefits of yoga through gentle stretching and strengthening, dynamic poses, breathwork and relaxation
3. Get Answers Without the Awkward: Sexual Health for Students Who Identify as Female
Shannon Jones and Adria Collins – Yukon Government (Health Promotion Unit)
This is a session for students who identify as female - discuss touchy subjects about relationships and sex. You will have the chance to learn about sexual health and get answers to anonymous questions in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere.
4. Get Answers Without the Awkward: Sexual Health for Students Who Identify as Male
Shannon Jones and Adria Collins – Yukon Government (Health Promotion Unit)
This is a session for students who identify as male - discuss touchy subjects about relationships and sex. You will have the chance to learn about sexual health and get answers to anonymous questions in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere.
It's an Emergency! Someone call 911!
Matt Went (Faro Health Centre) and Ted Baker (Faro Emergency Medical Services)
This session will introduce you to the world of Emergency Medical Services and the role of First Aid. What IS an emergency and how you can be ready for one? Come explore the work of a paramedic. See the inside of an ambulance and practise with the tools of their trade – make a first aid kit – learn about saving a life with CPR/AED (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator).
Sarah Walz and Reginald LaGuerre - Yukon Aboriginal Sports Circle
We all know that hockey is Canada's National Winter Sport, but did you know that lacrosse is Canada's National Summer Sport?! Come join this session to learn how to play this team sport that combines the skills of hockey, basketball, and soccer. Hockey helmets and gloves provided, but bring your own if you have them.
7. Media Master vs Master Chef
Tina Busetto and Emily Bradford - Yukon Government (Health Promotion Unit)
In this session, you will learn the truth behind media tricks of the trade and how it affects the way we feel and the decisions we make. We will then head into the kitchen where you will participate in a snack making challenge and put media tricks into practice. Will you be crowned
or earn the title of
Master Chef Champion
8. Mental Wellness - Healthy Teens
Natalie Thivierge - Workers' Compensation
Taking care of our mental well-being is just as important as taking care of our physical health and safety. In this session, you will use hands-on activities to discuss mental health stigmas and to recognize changes with your own mental health. You will learn about tools to maintain mental fitness and find out where to seek help in the Yukon.
9. Movement for Life
Melanie Tait - Sport Yukon
Megan Cromarty - Sport and Recreation Branch
Physical Literacy isn’t just a buzzword…..it’s active, valuable, educational, and incredibly fun! Run, hop, or jump right into 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.
No Drama" Drama!
Jane Gaudet and Amy Cooper - Yukon Government (Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services)
Step out of your comfort zone and into the present moment. This session is for anyone who wants to learn the basics of theatre, play, and improvisation. Using drama games and fun activities, participants will practice saying "YES!" to new experiences and will create using body and voice. No stage experience is necessary; laughs guaranteed!
11. Paint like Ted
Rhoda Merkel - Tahltan First Nation, Yukon Arts Adventure
Join this session to learn about Arctic art and Canadian artist Ted Harrison, who is famous for his paintings of frozen Yukon landscapes. The colourful skies in his paintings are thought to be inspired by the Northern Lights. You will relax and create your very own Harrison-inspired image, using acrylic paints on a 5 X 7” canvas. You will watch a movie that shares Harrison's joy of painting and explains why he painted moose in the colour pink.
Natalie Thivierge - Workers Compensation and Sarah McGrath - P.A.R.T.Y.
Workers Compensation and P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth) join forces to promote injury prevention through vivid reality. You will get a chance to drive a big peddle cart around an obstacle course while wearing glasses that blur your vision and other googles that hinder reaction time. All this simulates how dangerous it is to drive while impaired (by alcohol or drugs), so that you can recognize risks, make informed choices, and identify potential consequences of injury.
Recipes for Recall: How to Pick Up Languages in the Kitchen
Pascal St Laurent, Joanie Clermont, and Linda McDonald - Yukon Government (Education)
Love languages? Love cooking? Then, this is the session for you! There is no better way to connect with culture and language than through food! Think about Quebec/France, Yukon, Mexico/Spain and great food is one of the first things that comes to mind! You will learn some of the French/Kaska/Spanish words used for mouth-watering recipes, ingredients, and tools while learning to prepare three authentic regional dishes. You will have relaxed, fun “conversations” led by master teacher-chefs! You will of course get the chance to taste your cooking at the end of the class - a great way to “test’ your new language skills – you’ll know if you understood the recipe at the first bite!!
14. The Power of Song
Remy Rodden - Environment Yukon and Peter Lenton (aka Peter Puffin)
Join Juno Award Winner Peter Lenton (aka Peter Puffin’s Whale Tales) and Yukon songster Remy Rodden, to write and record your very own song! Songwriting is an amazing way to capture your stories and ideas, and help you connect with new friends. Singing and playing music gives us a chance to boost our spirits while celebrating the people and places in our community. Singing together is a powerful sharing of energy, that can help you feel even better about yourself, the amazing people around you, and how your stories offer a sense of belonging, locally and globally! After this session, you will be able to lead other kids and help them feel like they belong!
Rhoda Merkel - Tahltan First Nation, Yukon Arts in Education
Which animal best describes you? In this session, you will be led through an introspective exercise that will help you choose an animal as your personal totem, what the animal choice means and its significance to your life and personality. You will then get help to paint a canvas banner with your chosen totem.
APPLIED DESIGN, SKILLS AND TECHNOLOGIES SESSIONS
1. Art: Here Comes the Sun
Jackie Dowell-Irvine - Faro
“It is only after having enjoyed the light of the sun for a long time that I tried to express myself through the light of the spirit." ~ Henri Matisse
In this exciting landscape painting session you will learn to paint with a wilderness painter. You will paint your own beautiful sunrise or sunset of the Yukon midnight sun. Learn about the techniques used to create drama and emotion in your paintings using colour, light and shadow. You will use acrylic to create your own 8x10 canvas to take home.
2. Art: Moosehair Tufting
Florence Etzel - Ross River Dena Council
Moose hair tufting is one of the most beautiful Yukon First Nations art forms. In this session you will have the opportunity to work with a Kaska Elder to learn how to tuft, using traditional materials and methods, combined with modern adaptations.
3. Crime Lab
Let's Talk Science - Toronto, Ontario
Lucy Yam, Amy Jenne, Adam El-Menini, Amal Musthafa, Amanda Yokingco
Hone your investigative skills and solve a mystery, CSI-style, by working in teams, collecting data, identifying patterns and analyzing results. Techniques include chromatography, fingerprinting, and chemical analysis.
4. Electronics Repair
Pierce Butler - Ross River School
Let’s keep those broken electronics and tired, slow computers out of landfills by learning how to: solder and heat shrink ; fix circuit boards, including soldering in new peripheral connections (i.e. HDMI ports, AC power ports etc.) using a Hot Air Rework Station; upgrade and replace PC desktop and laptop components; configure and optimize Windows OS (Various Versions); replace damaged cell phone LCDs and digitizers; fix any electronic device with some patience, understanding, and knowledge.
5. Photography and Videography
Simon Blakesly - Yukon Government (Education)
Paige Hopkins and Nishka Pajor (Shakat Journal)
Join three published photographers, photojournalists, and videographers for a hands-on introduction to photography/videography. You will get first-hand experience in how to use the lens to capture the stories of REM and connect rural students to a wider Yukon audience through Shakat Journal. You will learn the importance of paying attention to detail and meaning, composition, colour, lighting, and will develop new ways of seeing and of revealing the unseen. Bring your own digital camera and/or cell phone if you have them.
6. Rock On
Leyla Weston - Yukon Government (Geological Survey)
Head outside and experience the incredible world of geology and Earth's history! Learn about how Earth's processes have shaped the land beneath our feet creating all the natural resources that we rely upon in our everyday lives, from recreation to agriculture, manufacturing, and building. Join Leyla for some fun hands-on activities and release your inner rock hound!
7. Spinning, Weaving, Dyeing
Rachel Rodnunsky - Del Van Gorder School
Come learn the basics of how textiles are made! Make an indigo vat solution and use it to tie-dye pillowcases! You will also learn how to spin wool with a wooden spindle, and use the yarn to create a small weaving project.
Wool and the smell of indigo vat.
Technology: Design and
Cian O'Neill-Kizoff and Team - Yukon STEM Outreach, Yukon College
Have you thought about how ordinary pieces of lumber can come together to create a table, house or boat? Learn the basics of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and use a laser cutter to bring your project to life! Design components to create a 3D product that you can take home with you!
9. Trades: Aesthetics - Yukon Beauty
Sam Hand and Kim
- Skills Canada
Attention anyone who loves great skin care and makeup! This session will expand your current skin care and makeup knowledge, give you the skills to accentuate your best features, and find products that both flatter your face and fit your lifestyle.
10. Trades: Carpentry for Girls
Brenda Barnes, Marie Furman and Yukon Women in Trades and Technology (YWITT)
YWITT is a non-profit society that educates women and girls about trades and technology, recruits women and employers to work together, and supports potential and present women in trades and technology careers. In this session, our female carpenters will show you how to use a variety of tools in the shop and help you build something to take home with you!
11. Trades: Culinary Arts - The Art of Sushi Making
Tracy Shaw - Del Van Gorder School
Join Chef Shaw and Chef Butler for a hands-on sushi-making session, a cooking tradition that is beloved throughout the world. You will learn about the main styles of sushi rolls, the differences between Japanese and Korean sushi, and proper sushi etiquette. Then, you will master your technique. You will eat, drink and laugh a lot!
Tony Ciprani - Whitehorse
Have you ever thought about becoming a hair stylist? Are you the one friends call in a hair emergency? Yes? Then this session is for you! Tony, our industry expert, will lead a very hands-on and highly engaging experience to help you learn the practical skills of hair styling. You will learn how to braid, style, add hair extensions, and use a new product on the market - a temporary, wash-out, single-use hair colouring.
Looking forward to seeing you all again soon!
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