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Indigenous 150+

Jul 4, 2023

How are young people reforming practices within youth councils?

How have Indigenous young people led policy change that has improved the lives of Indigenous people and Canadians more widely? 

How are youth creating systemic change in the institutions they are a part of?  

Host Sam Bird explores these questions with a range of youth leaders including:

  • Riley Yesno - Former member of the Prime Minister's Youth Council, and former Student Trustee with the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board (Anishinaabe, Eabametoong First Nation).
  • 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 (Metis).
  • Tutchone Dunfield - Former member of the Provincial Youth Council for Métis Nation of Alberta (Métis & Cree).
  • Brian Pottle - Former President of the National Inuit Youth Council  (Inuit from Nunatsiavut). 
  • Darian Baskatawang - Former member of: Premier’s Council for Youth Opportunities, Independent First Nations Youth Working Group, Ontario First Nations Young Peoples Council.  (Anishinaabe, Whitesand First Nation)

A copy of the MOU between U of Saskatchewan and the U of Sask Student Union discussed in the podcast can be found here.

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 3 is avaialble here!