A series of video and text stories profiling innovative, collaborative experiments in youth empowerment that are delivering concrete results for Aboriginal communities. Commissioned by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation of Montreal, these stories were produced by a talented team of journalists, most of them indigenous. The Leading Together stories were assembled and edited by Journalists for Human Rights and Tyee Solutions Society, and are co-published by the Aboriginal owned Wawatay Native Communications Society, as well as on the websites of Journalist for Human Rights and The Tyee.
This project was unveiled in Oct. 2013 as The Circle, a network of community organizations, foundations and philanthropists, hosted its third All My Relations gatherings -- a conference to discuss issues of importance to First Nations and Metis communities across Canada.
In This Series
In the Northwest Territories, a new blend of traditional and academic ways of knowing. First in a series on empowering Indigenous youth.
That question drove the creation of the Leading Together series that begins today.
In the era of Idle No More, this Montreal-based organization helps Aboriginal youth find their political voice.
Indigenous youth show southern Canadians what life in a remote northern community is really like.
One youth-led initiative in Nova Scotia is getting Mikmak youth off drugs and booze, through culture.
Counselors trained to respond to indigenous context help youth help themselves.
How a Mohawk village's radio station, silent since Oka, roared back to life.
Blazing new trails to urban success with the Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada.
Program trains young journalists in remote First Nation communities to report their community's news.
Indigenous urban teens defeat isolation and despair by learning to mentor others.
'Change happens when you get to know each other,' says Me to We club coordinator in Fort St. James.