First Nations and Metis Youth in Action

Sask First Nations and Metis Youth in Action (2015)

The second annual Next Up: First Nations and Métis Youth in Action intensive took place August 26-30 in Saskatoon. Ten participants took part including young leaders from across Saskatchewan as well as one from BC and one from Alberta. The participants learned about decolonization, storytelling, communications and media, anti-racism and queer resurgence, changing and Indigenizing institutions, environment and climate justice, and much more! The five-day program was exhilirating, inspiring and a little bit exhausting! Here are some of the participants' words about it:

"This program made me feel inspired - it pushed me out of my comfort zone and touched me on a very personal level. I honestly feel like I've grown and changed in such a short period of time. I will continue to be an advocate and leader in all things I do!" - Lisa Munroe

"I have learned that I have the power to be heard and have an obligation to make change for future generations. I've gained confidence and can honestly say this has been life-changing for me. I've experienced a whirlwind of emotions these past five days. I feel safe here, inspired and proud to be among such amazing, beautiful people." - Danielle Tootoosis
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  • Tracey Mitchell
    published this page in News 2015-09-03 11:11:29 -0700