The 2023 – 2024 series focuses on Land
(re)Claiming Our Land, Our Knowledge & Ourselves
Through outdoor field trips, overnight camps and virtual meetups, EcoTruths for Indigenous Youth Internship engages Native youth ages 8-22 in fostering relationships with Mother Earth all her offspring, and the various forms of life that have emerged from her re-creative energies.
In (re)establishing our relationship with her local personalities and powers, we hope to (re)member our responsibility to her and all our relations. (Re)membering one’s relationship to the Lands one shares with others, one may begin to identify their own EcoTruths. Truths that can help better inform pathways into Eco-Leadership and defense through policy creation and development.
This Internship is created and led by Indigenous professionals specifically for Indigenous youth.
Seasonal Labs include: Autumn Lab, Winter Camp, Spring Lab, Summer Mentoring
Thank you to Indigenous Strategies llc. and collaborators for program conception, Indigenous theory, design and mentorship.
A big thank you to the Dietrich Fund as a major financial contributor to this program and supporting decolonized approaches to program design and delivery.