Indigenous youth learn about culture, leadership in Thunder Bay, Ont. – CBC

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation Youth Gathering brings in 120 delegates

Feb 13, 2018

About 120 youth from across Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) territory learned about culture, leadership, and even opera during the three-day NAN Youth Gathering in Thunder Bay, Ont.

“The theme is hope,” Randall Crow, a member of NAN’s Oshkaatisak (All Young People’s) Council, and one of the gathering’s organizers, said. “It’s important to get the youth engaged.”

“Oftentimes, youth are pushed aside, so it’s good to get them involved just in certain activities, and come out to a city like this to get to meet other people throughout the NAN territory.”

The weekend-long gathering featured a number of breakout sessions for attendees. In those, they learned about cultural teachings, leadership, personal growth and health expression, NAN said.

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