Indigenous Rising Treaty 7 is an initiative shaped by Indigenous youth leaders from communities throughout Treaty 7. We will support young leaders to create change by connecting them with an interactive platform and peer network that allows them to work towards their projects and visions for their communities in a collaborative manner.
Our goal is to help young leaders develop an online and in-person community and creative spaces where strategies for community engagement and change can go from the idea phase to being implemented. We believe that youth have many ideas and projects that they want to share and that our communities will be stronger if they have the support to do so.
Youth in this community will be at the leading edge of changing perceptions and stereotypes of Indigenous youth as they navigate how to deconstruct colonial systems and bring forward Indigenous world views. We hope to connect these youth leaders with resources, Indigenous mentorship, learning and opportunities that help them carry forward their projects, by creating online spaces with content that is worthy of the caliber of talent we have in Treaty 7.
With the Indigenous Rising Treaty 7 project, we see the potential of Indigenous young leaders and we have the space and opportunity to make these ideas happen. Stay tuned to social media for our Indigenous Rising Treaty 7 opportunities coming soon!