Bush camp teaches leadership by Murray Brewster at Winnipegfreepress.com on 14 July 2013.

An article about a camp for Zhibaahaasing First Nation youth with leadership lessons being given by Canadian Armed Forces military.  There are no leadership “nuggets” in this one, but I’m bringing it to you since it ties together many of the comments that were brought forth by David Foot and Calvin Helin during the opening plenary sessions of GGCLC 2012.

The end of this camp had some pretty heavy hitters in attendance – Ontario’s Lt.-Gov. David Onley, the Deputy Minister of Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Michael Wernick and the Commander of the Canadian Army (now retired) Lt. Gen. Peter Devlin.  Teaching leadership skills and values to a growing youth demographic makes a lot of sense to me – I just hope that this is simply not perceived as being a “recruitment camp”.

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