You are a Representative of your Community

Your personal conduct, both in and out of the conference, reflects upon your community and it is your responsibility to safeguard the reputation and pride of all Indigenous people.

It’s a Matter of Respect

You are a guest and through the simple show of respect you can assure yourself and the other delegates a warm and memorable welcome.

  • Respect for all the participants of the conference.
  • Respect for the social/cultural values of youth from other communities.
  • Respect for regulations and standards set down by the organizing body and host community.
  • Respect for people of the host organization (staff, volunteers, guests, presenters, service personnel).


We ask that ALL participants and chaperones respect the conference curfew of 11:30 pm. Participants are asked to be at their accommodations by the curfew time.

Recreational Activities

In recreational activities, participants will represent their community with dignity, personal integrity, and spirit of good sportsmanship and fair play. Please bring proper clothing and shoes.


There must be one (1) chaperone for every five (5) participants ages 14 to 17 years and he/she is:

  • 21 years of age or older.
  • Responsible for the safety, welfare and conduct of their youth at all times.
  • Expected to be a positive role model and set positive examples to all youth.
  • Expected to assist youth in locating workshops, arriving in a timely manner and ensure youth remain in their workshops until the session is complete.
  • To be in attendance with their youth during all evening activities as there is a ‘no re-entry’ policy once performances begin. This includes opening night entertainment, the Youth Talent Showcase and the Dance.

Disciplinary Policies and Procedures


Smoking of tobacco and other products (including e-cigarettes) is prohibited on all premises, and facilities. The exception to this policy is the cultural and ceremonial use of Indigenous traditional medicines such as tobacco, sage, cedar, and sweet grass.

Weapons brought into the conference sites and/or criminal activity of any kind will not be tolerated.

Offenders of the Code of Conduct will have all privileges suspended, along with their group, and will be asked to leave the conference.