Still I Rise

Still I Rise is a free, 2-part virtual event focused around positive mental health and well-being for students. Content areas include Elders, Arts & Culture, Physical Activity and Land-based Learning.

Part 1: Empower and Inspire  |  November 24, 2021
Part 2: Celebrate and Share  |  May 26, 2022

Registration details coming soon for Still I Rise: Celebrate & Share!

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Thanks for joining us at Still I Rise: Empower & Inspire!

Individuals, classrooms and schools from all over Alberta tuned in on November 24, 2021 to participate in Still I Rise: Empower & Inspire! We had an incredible line-up of speakers share their wisdom and inspire students, including the SN7 team, Tim Munro, Lannie Houle, Joseph Hatsumomo Roan, Russ Baker, Angelin Gadwa, Nakkita Trimble, and more. The day capped off with a keynote address from Dallas Soonias, former professional volleyball player and head coach of the SAIT Trojans. In his session, Dallas spoke to success: what it is and how it means different things for different people in different circumstances.

Join us for Still I Rise: Celebrate & Share on May 26, 2022! This is part two of the Still I Rise event series.

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View the Agenda

Check out the agenda for Part 1: Empower and Inspire.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still I Rise is for all grade 6-12 youth in Alberta and beyond.

This event serves as an excellent opportunity to support Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike in walking together towards reconciliation.

Still I Rise will celebrate Indigenous stories, foster resilience for Indigenous youth and encourage reconciliation for all in attendance.

Part 1 (November 24, 2021) will feature speakers from Treaties 6, 7 and 7. Presentations will focus on the areas of Elders, Arts & Culture, Physical Activity and Land-based Learning, with positive mental health and well-being emphasized across all content.

View the Part 1 agenda here.

Part 2 (May 26, 2022) will be a student leadership event built on the learnings from Part 1.

Still I Rise will be a two-part virtual event taking place over Zoom on November 24, 2021 and May 26, 2022. Students can join from wherever they are currently learning: home, their classroom, or somewhere else.

Still I Rise is a free event. Registration is required to join.

  • Presenters and participants are encouraged (but not required) to share their pronouns in their Zoom name.
  • Presenters will be provided with tips to make their presentation as accessible as possible for all participants.
  • Ever Active Schools will implement live captions on all presentations.
  • More considerations are in place, but if you have any specific requests or questions, please reach out.


Thank you to our event partners, without whom this event would not be possible:

Curriculum Connections: Outcome Mapping

This document is intended to support teachers in connecting and assessing learning outcomes that are addressed through Still I Rise event sessions.

If you are looking to support high school students in earning 1 CTS credit for their participation, reach out for support from the Ever Active Schools team!