Our Roles

  • To provide Kahnawà:ke’s youth with the opportunity to express & discuss their views in a safe, open & neutral forum.
  • To contribute to the social fabric of the community by taking responsibility for decisions that affect our lives.
  • To participate and make changes in community policy, processes and legislation.
  • To have a venue to be consulted by community organizations.

Who can join the Youth Forum?

Target audience is Kahnawà:ke between the ages of 15-30 years of age. All members of the community are welcome to attend our events.

Ground Rules

  • Everyone’s voice is valid & equal.
  • Everyone had the right to voice his/her opinions in a safe and respectful environment.
  • Listen & Respect the speaker.
  • Encourage others to speak.
  • Avoid interrupting others;
  • Turn off cell phones, blackberries, etc.
  • Be tough on the issue, not the individual.

Past Events

  • Bonfires & BBQs
  • Education Rally (Ottawa)
  • Gathering our Voices 2010 Youth Conference
  • Meet and Greet with Nakota LaRance (Aboriginal TOTEM Performer)
  • TOTEM (Cirque de Soleil)
  • 2nd First Nations Youth Forum
  • Idle No More Teach-Ins