A National Aboriginal Youth Conference
March 21-24, 2017, Kelowna, BC
Gathering Our Voices 2017 begins at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre in
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Participate in the Action
Get involved in interactive workshops and exciting shows with others from the community. You will have the opportunity to engage with your colleagues, mentors and Elders in a meaningful way.
Looking to get more from GOV? You can take part in our Youth Talent Showcase and prove yourself or nominate an Indigenous Youth Champion who has made a difference in your community.
Learn from Valuable Mentors
More than 50 different workshops will be offered over 4 days. Workshops will be grounded in cultural teachings and each delegate will have a chance to select from workshops in early February. Our goal is to provide youth with a unique experience and a chance to positively engage with each other.
Workshop submissions are collected and reviewed by a panel of youth and selected to represent each of the four different areas. The panel considers: level of interaction, how the workshop is culturally based, and relevance to Indigenous youth. Full workshop descriptions will be released in early February. Youth will be able to select from a wide array of workshops for a diverse, learning experience.
Listen to Inspiring Leaders and Peers
In past years we were honoured to host J.R. LaRose, Dr. Evan Adams, Grand Chief Ed John, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Chief Jody Wilson-Raybould, Adrian Duke, Justin Rain, Dakota Brant, Waneek Horn-Miller, Deidri Jack, Mathew Strongeagle, Richard Peters, Theresa Point, Ta’Kaiya Blaney.
Connect and Prepare for the Future
A gathering of this size means an incredible opportunity to find new peers, employers, educators, teachers, Elders, and most of all, friends. A bustling career and education fair, an Elders lounge, and more will be ready for you to explore.
Then, return to your community with newfound skills, a broader world view, and new friends to keep in touch with.