Oskatis Nigaaniiwemowin, or "The Way of the Young Leader" in Anishinaabemowin, is the name given to our Young Leaders Circle. This Circle is a community of Indigenous young people between the ages of 14-35, from various regions across Turtle Island and beyond who share a common interest in supporting youth in their communities.
The Young Leaders Circle is a space where Indigenous youth can learn from each other and work collaboratively to address the challenges facing Indigenous youth today. Through reciprocal sharing and teaching, the Circle supports its members in developing skills, exploring challenges, and celebrating successes in youth life promotion work. One of the unique features of the Young Leaders Circle is its focus on advising on our organizational decisions and program design.
The Young Leaders Circle meets seasonally, engaging in networking, training, and cultural teachings. These gatherings provide opportunities for Indigenous youth to connect with each other, share their experiences and insights, and learn from respected Elders and Knowledge Keepers. Overall, the Young Leaders Circle is a dynamic and empowering community of Indigenous youth who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of their peers and communities. Through their work together, these young leaders are helping to shape the future of Indigenous communities across Turtle Island and beyond!
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The eighth gathering took place in June 2022 which was a Youth Program Design Training with our piloted microgrant program!
Our seventh gathering was in May 2022 where we collectively focused on planting seeds of intention!
The sixth gathering took place in January 2022! James Carpenter shared teachings with us to honour our path as leaders!
We held our fifth gathering in November 2021 which focused on navigating grief throughout our lifepath!
Our fourth gathering was in August 2021. Shanese Indoowaaboo Steele discussed Black and Indigenous solidarity!
The third young gathering in occurred in May 2021. This season we discussed intention-setting!
Our second gathering was in February 2021. Nyle Miigizi Johnston shared teachings, and Feather Carriers shared the importance of Life Promotion through Storytelling!
We had our first gathering in November 2020. Read our blog to find out more about how our first meeting went!