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Indigenous 150+

Jul 11, 2023

How should young people be compensated for their time and expertise? What constitutes fair remuneration? What challenges do young people face when it comes to requesting compensation? 

Host Sam Bird digs into these questions as well as the hidden costs of youth engagement that Indigenous young people often bear when they are consulted. 

The episode guests include:

  • Riley Yesno -  Former member of the Prime Minister's Youth Council, Vanier Scholar, and former Student Trustee with the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board (Anishinaabe, Eabametoong First Nation). 
  • Jocelyn Formsma - CEO, National Association of Friendship Centres, Board Member of the Indigenous Bar Association, and Advisor to the Ontario Indigenous Youth Partnership Project.
  • Brandon Montour - Concordia University Young Alumni Council, McGill University Faculty of Law - Faculty Council, (Kanien’kehá:ka from Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake).
  • Autumn LaRose-Smith - President of the Provincial Métis Youth Council & Former USask Student Union President (Métis).
  • Tutchone Dunfield - Former member of the Provincial Youth Council for Métis Nation of Alberta (Métis & Cree).
  • Darian Baskatawang - Former member of Premier’s Council for Youth Opportunities, Independent First Nations Youth Working Group, and Ontario First Nations Young Peoples Council, and lawyer at OKT Law (Anishinaabe, Whitesand First Nation).
  • Elycia Monaghan - a Kitikmeot Inuk medical student at NOSM University, and a former member of the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre Youth Council.

See here for more on OCAP and a Livable Wage, both of which are discussed in this episode.

 Our theme music is from Minou-Pimatiswen by Nigel Irwin and the Chippewa Travellers. Supplemental music provided by Nagamo Publishing. 

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Young People Know is a co-production between Indigenous 150+ and the Mastercard Foundation EleV program. 

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A transcription of Episode 4 is available  here.