TAKE 5: Indigenous Youth Voices by Gabrielle Fayant
This factsheet was created by YouthREX.
In 2016, the Honourable Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, appointed Indigenous youth leaders André Bear, Gabrielle Fayant, and Maatalii Okalik to establish the Voices of Indigenous Youth Council to provide implementation recommendations for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Call to Action #66: “We call upon the federal government to establish multiyear funding for community-based youth organizations to deliver programs on reconciliation, and establish a national network to share information and best practices.” The council developed A Roadmap to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #66 to guide the process, based on surveys and consultations with youth across the country. Gabrielle shared an engaging keynote on Indigenous Youth Voices at YouthREX’s 2018 Knowledge to Action Exchange. Summarized are 5 key messages from this talk.