The Building Our Bundle Program is an online mental and spiritual health program designed to support Indigenous youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program uses wifi-enabled tablets to connect young people with one another and with the broader world in order to help develop skills in self-determined wellbeing. The program is a 6 week program, beginning in Nibinamik First Nation as a pilot, with plans on expansion in the coming months.
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Welcome to week 1 of Building Our Bundle! This week, we are talking about bundles and grounding tokens. After watching the teaching video, we want you to practice a technique called grounding by finding and connecting with a grounding token. Your photo challenge this week is to share a picture or image that represents a place where you can be your true self!
This week we are talking about values and how they affect our choices and our relationships. Watch our teaching video where we explore the Seven Grandfather Teachings (Niishwaswi Mishomiisaag) and what they can mean for us in our journeys. Then, start sorting your values through our guided reflection activity. Use these exercises to really think about how you can start focusing on the values that are most important to you. Then, show us those values/teachings in this week’s photo challenge.
The facilitator guide is an in-depth step-by-step guide designed for youth workers in communities hoping to offer mental health programming to youth age 14-29.
The participant guide takes the form of a guided journal, encouraging youth to engage in cultural mental health activities that can make up their bundle of skills.