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Indigenous 150+

Jun 27, 2023

What are the mechanics of effective youth engagement? How do you create an environment where everyone present feels comfortable to participate?  In other words, how do you get Shy Native Youth to speak up? What do you do when Indigenous youth are speaking up and they're tremendously pissed off? 

Our host for this series, Sam Bird, explores these questions through conversations with three Indigenous young people:

  • Elycia Monaghan, a Kitikmeot Inuk medical student at NOSM University, and former member of the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre Youth Council.

  • Darian Baskatawang, a two-spirit Anishinaabe man of the Loon clan, member of Whitesand First Nation, and lawyer at OKT Law.

  • Autumn LaRose-Smith, a queer Métis woman, President of the Provincial Métis Youth Council Métis Nation of Saskatchewan, and former USask Student Union President.

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

Our theme music is from Minou-Pimatiswen by Nigel Irwin and the Chippewa Travellers. Supplemental music provided by Nagamo Publishing and Andrea Menard. Other featured artists include Justin Delorme, Mimi O'Bonsawin, David R. Maracle, Silla, and G.R. Gritt.

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A transcript of Episode 2 is available here!

Thanks for listening! Baamaapii!