Youth Voices

Indigenous youth have powerful voices — and senators want to hear them!

As Canada celebrates National Indigenous History Month, the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples is excited to launch Voices of Youth Indigenous Leaders 2022 in June to spotlight the strengths of Indigenous communities and their inspirational young leaders.

To mark the first anniversary of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30, 2022), the committee wants to hear what Truth and Reconciliation means to Indigenous youth.

Senators are inviting Indigenous youth leaders, aged 18 to 35, to submit a 500-word text that will inform the committee’s work and that may be published on the Senate’s website.

Submissions will be accepted in English, French or select Indigenous languages as part of the committee’s pilot project to expand the use of Indigenous languages. Some participants will also be invited to attend an official committee meeting in September 2022 to highlight their leadership efforts.

Do you know a First Nations, Métis or Inuit youth who has a voice that senators should hear? Invite them to participate in Voices of Youth Indigenous Leaders 2022.

The deadline for submission is Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PT.


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