Over the course of four days, delegates gather from across Canada to participate in ceremonies, workshops and engaging, informative and educational experiences. These experiences directly benefit Indigenous youth in the following significant ways:
– Through cultural activities and ceremony, youth affirm and gain pride in their own unique cultural identities;
– Through educational and career training, youth gain skills and information to help them deal with challenges they face in their communities, build leadership capacity, and reduce barriers to their participation in the economy;
– Through holistic workshops on life skills and youth issues, youth learn how to lead healthier, safer, and more positive lifestyles;
– Through motivational speakers and positive young Indigenous role models, youth gain inspiration and hope for the future; and most importantly,
– Through the experience of coming together, Indigenous youth learn that they are not alone and that the problems faced by Indigenous communities can be overcome.
These experiences are empowering, educational and healing. By providing vital strategies to deal with issues faced by Indigenous youth; GOV saves lives.