Oki, Niisto anista Mótoomiikamotstakii (First Steals Woman). My English name is Latasha Calf Robe and I am passionate about bringing together systems change, traditional knowledge and community to help increase the success of Indigenous communities. As Program Manager for Map the System Canada, I’m part of a movement that helps students across the country recognize the value of action based research surrounding a pressing environmental or social issue. I recently got involved with Canada Bridges as a member of the Board of Directors.
Before joining the Board I had admired the work done by Canada Bridges from afar and in 2019 was able to attend A Youth Explosion at the Telus Spark Centre. To say it was a great event would be an understatement and would not begin to encapsulate the incredible performances, stories and talent shared by the Indigneous youth presenters that night. Seeing Indigenous youth take the stage with such bravery and passion lifted my heart beyond words, and provided a healing opportunity to all the guests.
Youth are so powerful - our job is to listen, support and uphold youth in becoming change leaders.
I am so grateful for organizations like Canada Bridges who are able to provide the space for healing, exploration and leadership development to youth. This is why I joined the Canada Bridges Team.
You also have an opportunity to support Indigenous Youth with the Shaw Birdies for Kids Program! For every donation made to Canada Bridges we will receive 100% of the original donation, plus donations from the matching pool. Your $10 donation can grow into as much as $30 for Canada Bridges. Please make your tax deductible donation today!