Culture Language and Arts Network
As the program name suggests, CLAN utilizes American Indian culture as a prevention tool. American Indian youth ages 8 to 18 (who have not had a Rule 25 assessment) and their families participate in cultural activities, allowing them to learn and practice our cultural traditions.
These activities include:
Local cultural events
Monthly Family Fun Nights
Drum and Dance
Language Tables and Classes
Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) education.
In these activities, an elder or knowledgeable adult offers their skills and shares their knowledge with youth and their families. Additionally, eligible families have opportunities to participate in field trips to culturally-relevant or sacred sites.
Cheryl Secola – Bois Forte
David “Memegwesi” Sutherland – Oji-Cree Band of Constance Lake First Nations
Lumhe “Micco” Sampson – Seneca/Mvskoke