Persévérance scolaire des jeunes autochtones

The Trickster Effect and idAction: Keeping Young Natives in School. Together.

Promotion of Aboriginal culture

30 March 2015


  • Organization in charge : Exeko
  • Targeted clientele(s) : Youth age 8 to 20
  • People(s) : Innu, Mohawk, Algonquin, Mi’kmaq
  • Resource person : François-Xavier Michaud
  • Web site : Exeko

The Trickster Effect and idAction were set up by Exeko, a Montréal organization that promotes social inclusion through culture and education. Trickster offers youth age 8 to 14 an opportunity to create and present a play. Participants use traditional Aboriginal tales handed down by their elders to produce a play through a series of 20 art and creative workshops. The play is presented to the entire community at the end of the program and provides an opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal culture. The idAction program is for youth age 15 to 20, who are invited to develop their critical thinking, social analysis, and citizen action skills through a series of workshops totaling about 60 hours over two weeks.