Dr. Martin Brokenleg is co-author of the book Reclaiming Youth at Risk:  Our Hope for the Future and co-developer of the Circle of Courage model and provides training worldwide for individuals who work with youth at risk.  He holds a Doctorate in Psychology and is a graduate of the Anglican Divinity School.  He is a retired professor and was most recently Director of Native Ministries and Professor of First Nations Theology at the Vancouver School of Theology.  For thirty years, Dr. Brokenleg was Professor of Native American studies at Augustana University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  He has also been a director of The Neighborhood Youth Corps, chaplain in a correctional setting, and has extensive experience as an alcohol counselor.  Dr. Brokenleg has consulted and led training programs throughout North America, New Zealand, Europe, Australia, and South Africa.  He is the father of three children and an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.




YES Employment Services presents:

A Day With Dr. Martin Brokenleg 

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Embassy Room, Victoria Inn, Thunder Bay

12 pm - 4 pm- Reclaiming Youth At Risk- $85- includes lunch

6 pm - 8:30 pm- Mobilizing Communities- $75- includes dinner

Discounted rate if registering for both session- $125

All funds raised go toward supporting the Youth Program Food Cupboard at Yes Employment Services

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12 pm - 4 pm-  $85- includes lunch and afternoon program

Reclaiming Youth at Risk

For thousands of years, American Indian cultures nourished respectful and courageous children without employing punitive discipline. Now, recent youth development research is revealing the essential elements in raising confident, caring children. Drawing on his research with Drs. Larry Brendtro and Steve Van Bockern in their book, Reclaiming Youth at Risk, Dr. Martin Brokenleg presents information on the Circle of Courage which offers concrete strategies for creating environments in which all young people can grow and flourish.

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm- $75- includes buffet dinner and evening program

Mobilizing Communities

Some populations display complex social patterns that are the result of history. Aboriginal youth display inter-generational trauma but usually receive symptom treatment. The Circle of Courage transforms the foundation conditions for Native or any other youth. Returning to traditional Aboriginal ways of raising youth will restore youth to the heart and mindset that supported survival of indigenous peoples through many centuries.



For more information, contact:

Kari Chiappetta, Event Coordinator

Kari Chiappetta Consulting