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Mia Francis – Building Mohawk Futures across colonial borders: Lessons from the Akwesasne Youth Council


March 26th at 10:00-11:30am PST ( 1pm EST)

In this session, you will learn about Indigenous youth leadership and engagement though the Akwesasne Youth Council. We will focus on the following:

1) The unique history and geography and governance challenges within our community;

2) The history and the role of the Akwesasne Youth Council;

3) The Akwesasne Youth Council’s approach to empowering Indigenous youth;

4) Lessons learned from the Preparing Our Home workshop.

Please sign up here:

About the presenter:
Mia Francis is currently an education policy analyst for the Independent First Nations, working alongside her home community of Akwesasne and 11 other First Nations in Ontario. Mia’s three-year term with the Akwesasne Youth Council will be coming to an end in March.

This sharing circle is a great opportunity to reflect and share lessons learned from youth leaders within First Nations communities.


Meet Mia in this Preparing Our Home video:

Read the Preparing Our Home Akwesasne Storybook:

Read a research paper co-authored by Mia: Preparing Our Home by reclaiming resilience: Lessons from Lil’wat Nation, Siksika Nation and Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne, Canada –

Location: Online Sharing Circle
Date: March 26, 2021
Duration: 1 Day