- Date: 12 Apr
#resilient2019 – Culture as Treatment Youth Symposium
Friday, April 12, 2019:
Youth (and Allies!) Day
Calling all 7th generation Indigenous youth ages 14-29 (and allies) to come together for a one day conversation on resiliency that will strengthen our community!
Cost: Free! (Includes Lunch and bus tickets!)
To register, please visit: https://resilient2019.eventbrite.ca
For more information:
613-748-0657 ext. 249
Max is a citizen of Sweetgrass First Nation and comes from proud Norwegian farmers in southern Saskatchewan. He is Executive Director of Canadian Roots Exchange, a youth-led charity providing Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth opportunities to engage in reconciliation dialogues and leadership development at a local and national level. Max, who is learning nêhiyawewin, has contributed to The Globe and Mail, CBC, Briarpatch, Academica, and is asked regularly to comment on reconciliation, youth and Indigenous issues. In 2014, CBC Saskatchewan recognized Max as one of the top 40 change makers under 40 in Saskatchewan. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Studies from the University of Saskatchewan and has also studied at the University of Nordland in Bodø, Norway.
Tunchai Redvers is a Dene/Metis two-spirit social justice warrior, writer, and wanderer from Treaty 8 territory, Northwest Territories and currently living in Toronto. By the age of 24 she has been named one of MTV and WE Day’s Top 10 Drivers of Change in Canada, has been published in a number of works for her poetry and writing, is the recipient of the Lawson Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Award, and is the Co-Founder of We Matter, a national non-profit organization committed to Indigenous youth empowerment, hope, and life promotion. Her advocacy work focuses on intergenerational trauma, LGBTQ and two-spirit rights, youth empowerment, and the decolonization and indigenization of identity, mental health and healing. She has spent considerable time living, travelling, and working with Indigenous communities internationally and across Canada, and considers herself a nomad just like her ancestors.
Tanya Talaga is the award-winning author of Seven Fallen Feathers. The book is a national bestseller and winner of the RBC Taylor Prize, a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize and the BC National Award for Nonfiction, CBC’s Nonfiction Book of the Year, and a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book. Talaga has been a journalist at the Toronto Star for twenty years, covering everything from general city news to education, national health care, foreign news, and Indigenous affairs. She has been nominated five times for the Michener Award in public service journalism, and she is the 2017–2018 Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy. Talaga is of Indigenous and Polish descent. Her great-grandmother, Liz Gauthier, was a residential school survivor. Her great-grandfather, Russell Bowen, was an Ojibwe trapper and labourer. Her grandmother is a member of Fort William First Nation. Her mother was raised in Raith and Graham, Ontario. Talaga lives in Toronto with her two teenage children.