Past Course: Indigenous Youth Leadership Training
This virtual month-long training brings together 40+ North American Indigenous Youth leaders to learn from Indigenous mentors and experts in the fields of digital media/storytelling, food sovereignty, political sovereignty, outdoor survival skills, decolonize community care, and campaign development.
This virtual month-long training brought together 40+ North American Indigenous Youth leaders to learn from Indigenous mentors and experts in the fields of digital media/storytelling, food sovereignty, political sovereignty, outdoor survival skills, decolonize community care, and campaign development.
During this training, participants deepened into teachings on sovereignty and ancestral life ways, while also strengthening their web of connection with the other youth at the training. The last week of the training was spent creating a decolonized environmental justice and sovereignty campaign together, to work on thereafter with the continued support of Earth Guardians.
Each youth participant was asked to commit to either working on their own campaign/project in their community thereafter, joining one of EG’s ongoing campaigns, and/or continuing to put effort into the joint campaign created alongside their peers during the 5th week of the training. EG has micro-grants available after the training to support their ongoing work.
- Storytelling, Reclamation of story, Indigenous Futurism and how to use Digital Media and Video Editing: Josue Rivas, Jade Begay, Dallas Goldtooth
- Food Sovereignty, Soil care, Composting 101, How to garden indoors, How to plant the Three Sisters, Permaculture and community gardens on reservations: Michael Alcazar, Tiffany Cook, Bryan Deans
- Political Sovereignty, an Indigenous Green New Deal, Environmental Policy/Law, and Treaty Rights: Nick Tilsen, Anne Marie Chischilly, Tara Houska
- Outdoor Survival Skills, and Decolonized Community Care: Vanessa Bollin, Shark
- Environmental/Social Justice Campaign Development: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Sebi Medina-Tayac