People from the communities are invited to participate in an annual event celebrating Abenaki culture with the youth and their families.
Young people between the ages of 12 and 17 cover the cultural events and actions of the communities of Odanak and W8linak and broadcast them through the various technological platforms.
Various parent groups allow families to meet and discuss their concerns and needs. Conferences and workshops are offered through the different groups.
Young people between the ages of 12 and 17 from across the nation gather in each community with appropriate resources to meet with each other, talk about what's on their minds, and do projects of their own.
The families of W8linak can count on a space that allows them to approach the Abenaki culture through the loan of First Nations books, homework help and various cultural activities.
COLLECTIVE FAMILY KITCHEN
Odanak families participate in different collective cooking sessions in small groups at the Kizos family hall, while benefiting from a babysitting break, in order to adopt healthy habits and food autonomy.
PAPOW8GAN DAY CAMP
Delegated responsibility by the Abenaki Council of Odanak, the N8wkika is in charge of planning, organizing and leading groups of school-age children (5-11 years) for the summer period.
SUMMER CULTURAL WORKSHOP | 11-14 YEARS OLD
Young people from the communities of Odanak and W8linak participate in a summer workshop that allows them to learn about their culture, accompanied by Abenaki knowledge carriers.
PAPOW8GAN - PEDAGOGICAL DAY
The offer of services for school-age children (5-11 years old) continues throughout the year to take place during pedagogical days as well as during the Spring Break. The N8wkika is therefore responsible for planning, organizing and facilitating activities to entertain your children during school holidays.
Families are invited to participate in a group healing (family or larger groups) with qualified workers in order to address themes that allow for personal and family reflection, through the Abenaki culture. These resourcing sessions are held on a site in nature on the Ndakina, namely Mont-Ham.
The N8wkika team collaborates closely with all the actions developed in the communities of Odanak and Wôlinak:
Sharing the Kizos family hall in Odanak
Promotion of the Little Chapel of Wôlinak
Pow Wow of Odanak and Wôlinak
Solstice celebration of each community
Odanak's fall cultural festival
National Indigenous Peoples' Day in both communities
The Guignolée in each community
Wôlinak daycare service (support in clinical coordination)
CPE Odanak (collaboration in activities)
Elementary and high school homework help in Odanak and Wôlinak
Odanak and Wôlinak Elders Committee in anticipation of the repatriation of the youth protection
Intergenerational week in Odanak
Reform the Circle Forum
Odanak Community Gardens