Stories from Our Youth


Listen to the youth in this video share insights about their culture as well as their perspectives on Indigenous education - what they wish to learn, how they prefer to learn, what supports are helpful, and more. These video clips are of youth from across Canada and have been excerpted from a number of videos that you can find on NCCIE.CA, including:

Acknowledgement Protocol

Please read this Acknowledgement before the start of this video to respect the knowledge that is being shared and the Land of the People where the knowledge originates:

We are thankful to be welcomed on these lands in friendship.  The lands we are situated on remain home to many Indigenous Peoples and Nations, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. 

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we remember the history of these lands that has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Peoples who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by as we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

(adapted from: https://studentlife.ontariotechu.ca/services/community/indigenous/land-acknowledgement/#:~:text=Acknowledgement+Statement&text=These+lands+remain+home+to,settler+peoples+until+this+day.)

What is the Land Acknowledgement where you live?

Creative Team

Name Role/Job Title Place
Jennifer Dockstator National Project Director, NCCIE Oakville ON,
Claire Letendre Video Editor, Bang Up Productions Saskatoon, SK
Creative Fire Administration Saskatoon, SK

This video is about:

Youth across Canada sharing their perspectives on Indigenous education and their culture. This video was created
in: Saskatoon, SK

Video Details

Length of Video 10:03 minutes
Is there content in this video that is inappropriate to show young children? No


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