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HIP National Youth-to-Youth Truth and Reconciliation Experience

Registered Name: HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples) Charitable Corporation

Business No: 885709212RR0001

HIP National Youth-to-Youth Truth and Reconciliation Experience
Gi Dah Kii Naan O ski ayah Ish O ski ayah Day bway Wiin Dago Kah miin ii towan kehgo Kii nah mah koowiisiwin
HIP National Youth-to-Youth Truth and Reconciliation Experience

Youth will spend 4-days participating in a Ceremonial Gathering at Turtle Lodge providing Knowledge Keepers and Youth Leaders with the opportunity to present Indigenous spiritual leadership perspectives of the land. The intent of the Gathering is for First Nations Youth, Elders, and Knowledge Keepers to share land-based knowledge, what healing means to us, and the meaning and practice of leadership.

Following the Traditional Spiritual and Ceremonial Protocols of the Turtle Lodge, this Gathering will begin each day in the Ceremony with the Lifting of the Sacred Pipes and the Water Ceremony. Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth will learn, through experience, ancestral ways of stewardship, and kindle in them a spiritual relationship with the land.

This event is uniquely developed based on traditional teachings from the host territory.

• Build friendships with like-minded Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth from across Canada• Receive rare teachings from leading elders and knowledge keepers about Indigenous heritage, culture, and treaty relationships.• Develop a hands-on understanding of nature and what it means to be a good steward of the land.

On day 5, youth will experience a private tour of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, the world's first museum dedicated to human rights, and engage in dialogue about the truths of Residential Schools from The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Youth will receive certificates of participation from HIP, Turtle Lodge, and the Ministry of Canadian Heritage.