Indigenous youth in British Columbia are facing many interconnected tides: the COVID-19 pandemic, racial discrimination, economic insecurity, and an environmental emergency - leaving young people’s health and wellbeing in the balance.
This workshop brings Elders and youth together to start a conversation on how to navigate these changing times. The questions we will ask:
- What can we observe from natural phenomena like the changing ocean tides and how they connect to the riptides happening around us?
- How can we use the knowledge of our culture to strengthen us in hard times?
- What process can we use to help maintain our cultural identity?Together, we can connect, share, and navigate our shared journey towards realizing our rights and wellbeing.
When: Thursday, June 25 from 2:00-3:30 PM
Where: Zoom (Online)
Who: Indigenous Youth, (ages 14-18) in BC
Why: Connect with other youth in BC, learn from knowledgeable Indigenous Elders, and hear a few traditional teachings that have been shared with them…and youth can receive a $30.00 gift card as an honorarium for participation!
*A limited number of spaces are available.
Register for this workshop by June 24, 2020, please email: Chey.Stonechild@gmail.com
Here’s a list of our guest speakers:
• Elder Leonita Gray, Cowichan, British Columbia
• Elder John Rice, Anishinaabe, Ontario
• Erin Dixon, Metis, Ontario
• Dr. Jennifer Charlesworth, British Columbia’s Representative for Children and Youth
This session is co-hosted by the International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) and British Columbia's Representative for Children and Youth.