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La Ronge Teen Writing Program

La Ronge Teen Writing Program 2021

Location: ONLINE!

Run Time: July 26-30, 2021. 10:00am – 4:00pm

The 2021 La Ronge program has now concluded.

Check back in the spring to apply for the summer 2022 workshop.

Instructor: Janelle “ecoaborijanelle” Pewapsconias

Janelle “ecoaborijanelle” Pewapsconias (she/her) is a nehīyaw Spoken Word Poet, Community Engaged Researcher, Social Innovator, and Public Speaker based in the Treaty Lands now known as Little Pine First Nation, Treaty 6 Territory on Saskatchewan. As a reserve-based artist, she practices, organizes, and builds her spoken word practice that continues the oral tradition and celebrates narratives of Indigenous survival and strength. She believes in ahkamemowin (“ahh-gkaa-mey-moo-win”), meaning having resilience and never giving up. Impassioned and determined, Janelle “ecoaborijanelle” Pewapsconias brings the message: “your words are alive, your words matter, let us tell our stories with care”. You can find her most recent work on Instagram @_ecoaborijanelle or

Guest Author: Mika Lafond

Mika Lafond lives in Treaty 6 Territory with her two children. She is from the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. Mika’s first book of poetry, nipe wanin, was published in 2017. She has also had short stories and essays published. She recently wrote a play for the Indigenous Ensemble youth group in Saskatoon. She currently teaches at ITEP at the University of Saskatchewan.

Sage Hill’s La Ronge Teen Writing Workshop is made possible
by generous donors, funders, and community partners.

Many thanks to the Churchill Community High School, Community Initiatives Fund, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Canada Council for the Arts, SaskCulture, and SaskLotteries.


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