COVID-19 and First Nations Youth

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By Perry Bellegarde, National Chief, Assembly of First Nations, Perry Bellegarde, National Chief, and Assembly of First Nations. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

National Chief Perry Bellegarde interviews Rosalie Labilliois, co-chair of the Assembly of First Nations National Youth Council.

The two discuss the best ways to connect with young people about the importance of social distancing during the pandemic, what Rosalie has learned as an access control officer in her community during the lockdown, why it's important to have young people at the table when decisions about the future are being made, what the post-pandemic future might look like for First Nations youth, and the importance of connecting to First Nations culture and the land.

Rosalie Labillois is co-chair of the Assembly of First Nations National Youth Council and an emerging leader of the Mi’gmaq Nation from the East Coast. She is a 22 year old ‘Lnu’sgw from Gespe’gewa’gi. Currently a second year student in the Adult Mi’gmaq Immersion program in Listuguj, Quebec.

A special thanks goes out to the Red Dog Singers of Treaty 4 territory in Saskatchewan for providing the theme music for this podcast.

The Ahkameyimok Podcast is produced in Ottawa by David McGuffin of Explore Podcast Productions. davidrcmcguffin@gmail.com

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