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Noticed Canadian armed forces in the Lesser Slave Lake area? This is because Driftpile Cree Nation and the Canadian Army are holding an Eagle’s Nest Indigenous Youth Leadership Camp from August 22 to 28, 2021.

The camp has up to 30 participants aged 13 to 16, says the Canadian Armed Forces news release. The instructors are with a combat engineer regiment out of Edmonton. They teach planning, problem solving, teamwork, etc. Leadership and well-being are the focus of the camp. Physical fitness is also important.

In the news release, Brigadier-General Bill Fletcher, Commander, 3rd Canadian Division/Joint Task Force (West) says, “Leadership programs such as Eagle’s Nest 2021 strengthen Canada’s future by investing in our youth and promoting and expanding relationships between Indigenous communities and the Canadian Armed Forces. As we relaunch CAF summer training across the country, I am confident this experience will be rewarding for the youth and instructors alike.”

This item is reprinted with permission from the Slave Lake, AB, Lakeside Leader. For the complete article, click HERE

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