Girls Inc. Power of Stories

Girls Inc. Power of Stories

Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Athabasca Tribal Council collaborate on new Indigenous program
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The Truth

Indigenous women and girls are five times more likely to experience violence than any other population in Canada and this violence tends to result in more serious harm. Source 

Power of Stories

Power of stories is designed to equip participants with the tools to break the cycle of gender based violence (GBV) and intergenerational violence (IGV) surrounding Indigenous girls and women in northern Alberta.

Through Power of Stories, participants see how systemic oppression persists in our society and how to advocate for change themselves, on their own terms. Utilizing the Seven Sacred Teaching, land based learning and storytelling by senior female community members about their lives, this program reflects upon the past, explores the present and aims to create a brighter future through documenting oral histories in Indigenous languages.

We aim to share this program with the greater communities across Canada with the creation of an accessible toolkit for community practitioners so that they may continue to share and grow the knowledge base.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • To address influences between interpersonal and systemic violence, primarily sexism, racism and settler colonialism, through 7 Sacred Teachings in conjunction with Land based Learning
  • To examine the root causes and impact of violence against Indigenous women and girls through the lens of oral history ("PAST")
  • To examine the mechanisms and solutions around the cycle of violence against Indigenous ("PRESENT")
  • To explore ways of healing and empowering through storytelling ("FUTURE")

About Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta

Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta is a non-profit organization in Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo with a mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. We provide girls 6 to 18 years old with the knowledge and skills needed to break free from gender stereotypes, create social change, be proud of who they are and be confident in their own skin.

Power of Stories is funded by the Alberta Government and the supported by the Canadian Women's Foundation.

Program Partners

Athabasca Tribal Council has been instrumental in the design and the implementation of this program. 

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Program Outline:

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If you would like more information about the Power of Stories program please use the contact form below or call 780 790 9236.

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