We recently spoke with a 13-year-old youth who has been in Ka Ni Kanichihk’s Kistesimaw program for four years. We asked him what his top three memories are from his time in Kistesimaw.

He told us, “Going to Oskatakatnaak (Jack Pine Hill) a bunch of times to meet with an elder, eat moose meat and go for walks and learn about the land. Also, that time I got my Spirit name in the Sweat Lodge. And, when I first started, making a skate board with you.

When asked what would be the main thing he will take with him after graduating from the Kistesimaw program, he responded, “My culture.”

 To find out more about the Kistesimaw (youth crime prevention) program, please visit Kistesimaw “My Eldest Brother” | Ka Ni Kanichihk