TRACKS (TRent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science) facilitates dynamic, land-based youth programming that braids multiple scientific approaches by centring Indigenous ways of knowing and being.
TRACKS is an educational program based on Michi Saagiig Anishnaabeg territory. They are hosted by Trent University within the Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences Program (IESS), and operates in partnership with founding partner organization Kawartha World Issues Centre and the First Peoples House of Learning. TRACKS consists of two distinct and connected programs: Education and Oshkwazin Indigenous Youth Leadership.
Education offers hands-on educational experiences for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth ages 6-12. All of their programming is fun, hands-on, experiential, and braids multiple worldviews and scientific principles.
TRACKS Oshkwazin Indigenous Youth Leadership offers a dedicated space for Indigenous youth ages 14-18 to gain valuable cultural experiences, training and leadership development opportunities. TRACKS Oshkwazin is currently funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Youth Opportunities Fund.