Strengthening Our Relations - Reconciliation Through Indigenous Youth Leadership. Youth ages 15 to 29 participate in Selkirk College's two-day Regional Aboriginal Youth Conference.
Strengthening Our Relations Conference returned to Selkirk College in 2016, its goal to engage Indigenous youth from around the region as they took part in the third annual event. Called “Reconciliation Through Indigenous Youth Leadership,” the conference featured keynote speaker Wab Kinew. It aimed to build youth leaders, celebrate culture and examine a youth role in Reconciliation.
The conference was open to youth ages 15 to 29 from around the Columbia Basin and beyond. The event’s invitation extended to First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth from all cultural backgrounds from School Districts 5, 6, 8, 10, 19, 20 and 51 and Selkirk College. Indigenous youth participants from the Traditional Territories within the Columbia Basin including Sinixt, Ktunaxa, Syilx and Secwepemc attended.
Read more about the event at selkirk.ca