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Indigenous Youth Rising conference held at Chinook

On Wednesday, Chinook High School hosted the Indigenous Youth Rising conference.
The event was planned and attended by the high schools across the division. Amelle Weasel Fat (Victoria Park Grad Coach), Juliet Toledo (Winston Churchill Grad Coach) and Marley Heavyshield (Chinook Grad Coach) planned the event individually at first but thought it would be a great idea to bring students together in one location.
Guest speakers for Indigenous Youth Rising included D'Pharoah Woon-A-Tai, Spur Poirier, Kairyn Potts, Andre Bear, Beeca Strong, Jessica Sanderson-Barry and Mallory Yawnghwe.
More events are being planned divisionally for students. One of which is the Speaker Series, the first one being virtual, where recruiters from post-secondary institutions will present to students about the different opportunities and Indigenous-specific supports available to them.
The next events will discuss employment and more post-secondary options. The other event in the works is a U of L Day, done in partnership with their MasterCard foundation. This will include an in-person tour of the university for a few of students, who will get to explore the facility, particularly relating to their field of interest. Students will see what their Indigenous spaces are like, and get a feel for the place as they approach high school graduation.