Métis Testimony at The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal peoples
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Ottawa, June 4, 2018 – Nine Indigenous youth from across Canada who are recognized as leaders in their communities will appear before the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples as part of the third edition of Youth Indigenize the Senate.
These Inuit, Métis and First Nations youth, who are between the ages of 18 and 33, will contribute to the committee’s study on what a new relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples should look like. They will also have the opportunity to meet with Senate leadership, watch a Senate sitting, and spend time sharing their own experiences with each other.
The nine youth leaders are:
- Colette Trudeau (Métis), 33, from British Columbia
- Spirit River Striped Wolf (First Nations), 24, from Alberta
- Rae-Anne Harper (First Nations and Métis), 23, from Saskatchewan
- Amanda Fredlund (First Nations), 27, from Manitoba
- Theoren Swappie (First Nations), 18, from Quebec
- Kayla Bernard (First Nations), 22, from Nova Scotia
- Kieran McMonagle (Métis), 28, from Ontario
- Bryanna Brown (Inuk), 20, from Newfoundland and Labrador
- Ruth Kaviok (Inuk), 19, from Nunavut