Oskatis Nigaaniiwemowin, which translates to the "The Way of the Young Leader" is the Anishnaabewmowin name for FOPT's Young Leaders Circle. The Young Leaders Circle is a group of Indigenous young people between the ages of 14-29 from across Turtle Island who share a common interest in supporting youth in their communities. Through reciprocal sharing and teaching, the Circle supports one another to develop skills, explore challenges, and celebrate successes in youth life promotion work, as well as advising on FOPT's organizational decisions and program design. The Young Leaders Circle meets seasonally engaging in networking, training, and cultural teachings.
FOPT held its first young leaders gathering in November 2020. Read our blog to find out more about how our first meeting went!
FOPT held its second young leaders gathering in February 2021. This gathering consisted of a teaching from Nyle Miigizi Johnston, as well as a workshop through Feather Carriers about the importance of Life Promotion through Storytelling. Read our blog to learn more about this gathering!
The FOPT had its third young leaders gathering in May 2021. This season w discussed intention-setting. Read our blog to find more information!
FOPT held its fourth young leaders gathering in August 2021. This gathering featured Shanese Indoowaaboo Steele, where we discussed Black and Indigenous solidarity. Read our blog to learn more about this gathering.
FOPT will be hosting its fifth young leaders gathering in November 2021! Check back here soon for more information!