About These Activities

The Healthy Native Youth Enhancement Activities pull from several evaluated health resources on the site, including: Native It’s Your Game, We R Native Facilitators Guide, Native STAND, Native VOICES, and Responding to Concerning Posts on Social Media, while other activity guides have been created from scratch. These tools can be used to connect youth to culture as a protective factor, while covering vital information about sexual health, mental health, personal development and rule-setting, identity, dating and relationships, drug and alcohol use, suicide prevention, internet safety, and bullying.

As health educators, we respect curriculum design and pedagogy and encourage you to select a health curriculum that works for you and your site, implementing it from start to finish. We recognize that listening to, focusing on, and incorporating community needs and values into existing programming can also be an effective way to build youths’ knowledge and skills. The activities provided here are considered ‘enhancement activities’ to broaden existing programming, based on your community’s needs.

Topics

  1. Anatomy and Physiology (Ages: Middle School): Coming Soon
  2. Bingo Data Collection (Ages: All): Bingo Data Collection Activity Guide
  3. Bullying (Ages: Middle School, High School): Bullying. Stand Up. Stand Strong! Activity Guide
  4. Concerning Posts on Social Media (Ages: Middle School, High School, Young Adults): Concerning Posts Activity Guide
  5. Condom Demonstration (Ages: Middle School, High School, Young Adults): Coming Soon
  6. Consent (Ages: Ages: Middle School, High School, Young Adults): Coming Soon
  7. Cultural Identity (Ages: Ages: Middle School, High School, Young Adults): Coming Soon
  8. Dating Violence (Ages: High School, Young Adults): Coming Soon
  9. Drugs and Alcohol (Ages: Middle School, High School): Drugs & Alcohol Activity Guide
  10. Healthy Friendships (Ages: Middle School, High School, Young Adults): Coming Soon
  11. Help Seeking Behaviors and Strategies: Help Seeking Activity Guide
  12. Ice Breakers (Ages: All): Icebreakers
  13. Two Spirit, LGBTQ and Sexual Identity (Ages: Middle School, High School, Young Adults): Indigenizing+Love+Toolkit+Youth
  14. Media Literacy (Ages: Middle School, High School): Coming Soon
  15. Native Fitness (Ages: All): Indigenous Youth Fitness Activity Guide
  16. Opioid Prevention (Ages: High School, Young Adult): Coming Soon
  17. Personal Rule Setting (Ages: Middle School, High School): Coming Soon
  18. Self Care for Youth (Ages: Middle School, High School, Young Adults): Self Care Plan for Youth
  19. Self Care for Adults and Elders (Ages: Adults): Self Care Plan for Adults
  20. Sex Trafficking Safety and MMIR (Ages: High School, Young Adult): Coming Soon
  21. Tobacco Prevention (Ages: Middle School, High School, Young Adults): Sacred Circle of Tobacco
  22. Traditional Foods – Salish (Ages: All):Cedar-Box-Teaching-Toolkit

Other Educational Resources

  • Honor Native Land: Download the #HonorNativeLand Guide
  • ATTLA Educational Viewing Guide & Supplemental Resources by Vision Maker Media: Link
  • Changemaker Lesson Plans by Illuminative and Amplifier, with Learner and Educator Lesson Plans