Youth Reconciliation Council aimed at future leaders: board members – Kenora Daily Miner

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2019116 Views

April 28, 2019

If you were to ask Will Landon to break down the term reconciliation, he would tell you it means repairing damaged relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people — while building new ones.

Twenty-five-year-old Landon and 24-year-old Jacob Boutwell are board members of a new, city-supported Youth Reconciliation Council, an offshoot of Azhe-mino-gahbewewin/Reconciliation Kenora.

The two helped organize a two-day workshop — which ran April 27 and 28 — aimed at bringing together young people interested in learning about reconciliation in the Kenora area. It featured speakers, a documentary screening and conversation.

The workshop, and the council as a whole, is focused on finding ways to develop healthy relationships between young non-Indigenous people and young Indigenous people who will one day be community leaders.

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