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Building Connectedness with Indigenous Youth

August 31, 2015

Following from the first Global symposium, partners have engaged in specific actions that take forward our consensus outcome statement in tangible ways. We are excited to regularly share news of these efforts in this space and invite you to read and share your work as well.

Building Connectedness with Indigenous Youth As honoured throughout the Symposium in ceremony, approach, and content, Indigenous peoples’ voice and contemporary experience have a central role in the social connectedness movement. Moreover, Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission has called upon all sectors of society to be active participants in understanding and in reclamation, restoration and the building of harmonious relationships. We take these learnings and the responsibility to heart in every aspect of the work that is required.

Our partner TakingITGlobal brings us a true example of such effort in action. As in the attached article, Jennifer Corriero and her team are leading an incredibly important effort grounded in building capacity and connections for youth in some of the most remote and under-serviced regions of Canada’s north. Utilizing the latest in technological advancements, TakingITGlobal is facilitating Inuit youth in building their own connections both to their proud heritage and a future full of potential. Congratulations to all involved in this important initiative!