Indigenous youth raise their voices at the United Nations

Wolastoq Grand council chief Ron Tremblay is working toward accrediting his youth confederacy council and enable them to speak at the next UN Indigenous permanent forum. This year they presented at a side session, but that didn’t remove any of the conviction.

“They spoke with power… It was like the ancestors took over,” said Tremblay, of Amanda Reid and Hannah Martin.

The U.N. permanent forum only allows accredited organisations to speak. So Tremblay, Chief Hugh Akagi, Laura Hunter, Wolastoq Logan Perley, Mi’kmaw youth Martin, Dakota youth Reid and three non-Indigenous young people travelled to New York. Full story here.

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