Monday, September 25, 2017

CENTRE NEWS

June 2014

Youth and Elders Gather on the Land to Talk about the Land

Youth and Elders Gather on the Land to Talk about the Land

On June 2nd and 3rd, 2014, youth, elders and citizens of Treaty 8 First Nations came together for an outdoor conference about leadership and healing. The event took place on Blueberry River First Nation territory at Pink Mountain Ranch in Northern British Columbia.

CFNG delivered a two-day forum as part of the conference to help bring youth and elders together, and to guide all citizens in an exploration of opportunities for action and governance of traditional territories.

About 70 participants learned about making their own laws to protect traditional lands, having a voice in how development occurs, and benefiting economically when development takes place.

The Centre creates and delivers two-day agendas about self-governance and jurisdiction over the land for multi-nation gatherings across Canada.