YPT is researching, designing, and implementing a program of community engagement with newcomers and Indigenous peoples through a lens of cultural exchange and reconciliation. To begin this program, all YPT staff have taken part in a series of workshops that immersed them in Indigenous culture. Designed by YPT Community Engagement Facilitator Lindy Kinoshameg and Artist Educator Leslie McCue, the INDIGENizeUS program encompasses a series of learning sessions, centered on the Seven Ancestral Teachings of the first peoples of Turtle Island.
Learn more about the Seven Ancestral Teachings, INDIGENizeUS Workshops, Land Acknowledgements and YPT’s Indigenous programming at the links below.
Creators & Facilitators
“INDIGENizeUS helped YPT staff develop a deeper understanding and how that relationship with Indigenous peoples has grown, and where it should grow into the future.
We must trust in our knowledge, our teachings, and most importantly in ourselves to move forward with that relationship into the future.”
– Lindy Kinoshameg, YPT Community Engagement Facilitator
Interview with CBC Radio on INDIGENizeUS