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 – https://journals.hioa.no/index.php/nordiccie/article/view/3626