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Know inspiring Indigenous youth? Nominate them to testify before Senate committee!
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Know inspiring Indigenous youth? Nominate them to testify before Senate committee!
March 12, 2018

Youth are the leaders of today, not tomorrow, believe members of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples.

As the committee continues its study on forging a new relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, senators know they won’t be getting the full picture unless and until young peoples’ voices are heard.

That’s why, for the third year in a row, senators are inviting people from across the country to nominate Indigenous youth from their community for a chance to share their experiences and thoughts with the committee during an official hearing. From identifying challenges to sharing success stories, the committee seeks to learn what millennials think is at the heart of a new relationship and how the Senate can help.

The event will be held in Ottawa on June 6, 2018, and will include other programming designed to give youth an inside look at how Parliament functions, as well as the opportunity to bond with other Indigenous youths from across Canada.

The call for nominations is now closed. Thank you for your interest in Youth Indigenize the Senate 2018.

Youth leader Jacquelyn Cardinal testifies before the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples. Cardinal is a 26-year-old Nehiyaw from the Sucker Creek Cree First Nation on Treaty 8 Territory in Alberta.

Youth leaders get the opportunity to sit down with Speaker of the Senate, the Honourable George J. Furey in the Senate Chamber to talk about how Parliament serves Canadians.