As Canada celebrates National Indigenous History Month, the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples is excited to launch Voices of Youth Indigenous Leaders 2022 this month to spotlight the strengths of Indigenous communities and their inspirational young leaders.
Do you know a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit youth, aged 18 to 35 years old, who has a voice that the committee should hear? Invite them to participate in Voices of Youth Indigenous Leaders 2022.
Help amplify the voices of Indigenous youth by sharing this initiative with your networks. The deadline for submission is Sunday, July 24, 2022.
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 in advancing truth and reconciliation.
To mark the first anniversary of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the committee wants to hear how Indigenous youth interpret truth and reconciliation.
Applicants to Voices of Youth Indigenous Leaders 2022—First Nations, Métis or Inuit youth, aged 18 to 35 years old—are invited to submit a short text (500 words), formally known as a “brief,” that will inform the committee’s work and may be published on the Senate’s website.
The deadline for submission is Sunday, July 24, 2022.