Every month the Rivers to Success program hosts several events aimed at preparing you for the next stage of your journey. Trying to make sense of the transition between high school and post-secondary? Need support to graduate University? Want to grow your network before job hunting? Our events bring together thought leaders, industry experts, established Indigenous professionals to help provide the guidance you’re looking for.


Featured Event

Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering

April 16-17, 2024, Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON

Soaring 2024 is back in Ottawa! Taking on a hybrid format, high school students from across the country will learn about career and post-secondary education options by participating in career workshops either in-person or virtually. They’ll also learn more about financial support and meet Canada’s top employers.

The two-day event will take place at the Shaw Centre with post-secondary campus visits and a hybrid platform which will allow students and educators to access event content in-person or from their classroom if they can’t travel to attend. Our virtual platform will house all panel discussions, performances, workshops, resources, and tradeshow content during the event.

Stay tuned for more details! Please visit indspire.ca/soaring to view the event agenda.

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LANGUAGE SERIES: Intro to Cayuga

Tues, Nov 28, 2023 – 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET – VIRTUAL

Cayuga is a language spoken by the Cayuga people, who are members of the Iroquois Confederacy. The Cayuga language is a part of the larger Iroquoian language family, which also includes languages such as Mohawk and Oneida.

Learning Cayuga can provide insight into the rich culture and history of the Cayuga people. It can also help foster a deeper appreciation for indigenous languages and the importance of language preservation.

During our Rivers to Success language series, you will have the opportunity to learn the basics of the Cayuga language, including common phrases, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Our experienced language instructor will guide you through interactive lessons and provide resources for practice outside of class.

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CRAFTING SERIES: Rattle Making with Aurora

Thurs, Jan 18, 2024 – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET – VIRTUAL

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own traditional rattle? Join us on January 18th, 2024 for a special workshop with artist Aurora. In this virtual event, Aurora will guide you through the process of creating your very own rattle.

To participate, simply register for the workshop and we will send a rattle-making kit to the first 60 people who sign up. The kit will include all the necessary materials and tools you’ll need to make your rattle.

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Miss something?

Being a student is busy. Looking for work is tiring. We know it is not always easy for people to attend live events. That’s why we record all of our Rivers to Success Events and make them available to program participants. Click the link below to see some of the events we’ve hosted recently.

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