Our vision is to create space for young Indigenous people who are doing grounded work in their communities to come together and share their experience and best practices. We invite young Indigenous leaders for a 4 day symposium, to cultivate common knowledge and ideas, empower each other and their communities and envision our futures together. We want to create a strong network of motivated and self-determining young leaders who can learn from one another and find common connections in their work.
We acknowledge the work that is going on around the province to revitalize Indigenous languages, cultural practices, laws, and governance systems and it is important to bring these people together to create a strong network and uplift the work happening in each of our communities to create strong, healthy and vibrant Indigenous futures.
Our Unique Initiative Aims To...
Create a network of young Indigenous leaders from across BC
Share best practices, common experience and vision between young Indigenous leaders
Uplift Indigenous Resurgence work happening around the province
Celebrate the amazing work being done around language revitalization, Cultural practices, Food sovereignty, Indigenous education, and much more
Have the opportunity to engage in cultural practices including weaving, plant harvesting, and other activities
Share and celebrate with performances by Indigenous artists
Friday, June 28 - Monday, July 1 2019
Accommodation will be covered for participants during the symposium, but unfortunately, we cannot support travel expenses this year. If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to get in touch!
We are looking for 50 innovative young Indigenous leaders, age 19 to 30's, who are doing work within their communities to create strong, healthy and vibrant Indigenous futures.
Applications are open to Indigenous people living in BC.
We welcome applications from all areas of work, school, and practice.
Deadline to Apply extended to June 5th, 2019!