Connecting. Thriving. Rising. First Nations, Inuit and Métis from coast to coast to coast are building brighter futures for the next generation. We invited participants to tell us what drives them, what makes them proud and what advice they would offer to youth today. Together we can learn from their experiences and knowledge, and change the world together. Are you ready to listen?
Listen to Our Stories
We are stronger together.
Rose Archie brings skateboarding to on-reserve and urban Indigenous youth.
We are rising.
Dr. Chantal Fiola’s work elevates Two Spirit peoples and recovers Métis people’s connection to ceremony.
We are thriving.
Sharing her experiences on TikTok, Annie Buscemi has become an advocate for youth mental health.
We are placemakers.
Kamala Todd helps include Indigenous people in conversations about place-making and city building.
We are healing.
Jean Erasmus helps Indigenous People across the territories through her counseling practice and by training counselors in the North.
We are connected.
Dr. Jessica Dunkley advocates for more diversity in medical professions to eliminate discrimination in her field.
We are agents of change.
An artisan by trade, Josée Leblanc's mission is to ensure that other Indigenous artisan women can follow their passion.
We are joyful and celebrating.
Though her music, Inuk singer-songwriter Elisapie inspires youth to make space and listen to their inner selves.
We are artists.
Through art and land-based education, Lianne Charlie helps First Nations in the North connect with their culture and context.
We are empowering the next generation.
From a long line of medicine people, Angie Bear supports those who are on their healing journey through ceremony and traditional teachings.
We are unique.
Divina-nicole is bringing visibility to the Two-Spirit and LGBTQ community on the Gaspé coast and sharing the importance of self-care.
We are role models.
As models, Linda and Evangeline Charlie want to support the next generation by showing young, black-Indigenous folks that they belong.
We are resilient.
Vanessa advocates for MMIW2S and their families on TikTok and shares her own journey of reconnection with her Inuit culture.
We are powerful and knowledgeable.
Willie’s work with Indigenous youth has shown her that they are changing our society and that we need to continue helping them succeed.