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Upcoming Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults

Hello everyone! April is just around the corner, and there are two exciting opportunities with April deadlines that are coming up as well! These events are aimed at Indigenous youth and young adults, so we encourage all eligible students to apply. If you have a knack for writing and want to share about your experiences, stories, and vision for education (in all forms, including traditional Indigenous ways of knowing), check out the first event, “Voices of Youth Indigenous Leaders 2023” below. If you’re a young artist who wants to use your art for climate action, check out the second event (BCAFN’s logo design competition) at the bottom of the page!

Voices of Youth Indigenous Leaders 2023

The Senate of Canada is holding a campaign called “Voices of Youth Indigenous Leaders 2023” and is welcoming Indigenous youth to share a short written work about their experiences with education in all forms. This could include stories about breaking glass ceilings in education systems, visions for how education can foster leadership in Indigenous communities, and barriers faced in completing high-school or post-secondary studies. Indigenous leaders between 18-35 years of age are welcome to apply until the deadline on April 9th, 2023. Selected participants may be invited to attend an official committee meeting in June 2023. Learn more at Voices of Youth Indigenous Leaders 2023 (44th Parliament, 1st Session) (sencanada.ca)



BCAFN Logo Competition

The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) and Ecotrust Canada are partnering to build a First Nations Carbon Toolkit website, carbontoolkit.org, and are holding a logo design competition for it! First Nations youth under 30 can enter the competition until April 15th, 2023, and are encouraged to send logos that represent Indigenous-led conservation and community stewardship. The winner will receive $5000 and have their design featured on the new toolkit website, which provides a free educational resource for First Nations communities interested in developing carbon offset projects while exercising inherent rights and title.


Good luck to everyone applying!



Author: Basil, ITMP Admin & IT Support

Photo Credits: Senate of Canada, BC Assembly of First Nations


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