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|Sept 14, 2022|
This month, we are shining the spotlight on NWAC’s Generation 4 Equality, an online platform that links Indigenous youth across Turtle Island and Inuit Nunangat. The platform is meant to share the resources needed to promote gender equality for everyone, while increasing leadership skills for Indigenous youth.
Generation 4 Equality and its social media activities foster virtual discussions, develop resources, and create support for youth to bring gender advocacy initiatives to their communities.
Through the Generation 4 Equality virtual platform, youth may share ideas, build leadership and advocacy capacity, and gain knowledge and skills by accessing information, asking questions, and connecting with others who are working hard for gender equality. This platform includes and celebrates the voices and experiences of Indigenous youth of all genders who are advocating for and celebrating gender equality and gender diversity.
In August 2022, NWAC facilitated the first Generation 4 Equality Summit held on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people at its headquarters in Gatineau and its Resiliency Lodge in Chelsea, both in Quebec. This Summit brought together six diverse First Nations, Métis, and Inuit youth who are all leading important conversations and making waves in their home communities (and beyond) around topics of gender equality and advocacy.
The two-day Summit incorporated collaborative arts projects while engaging in inspiring and informative discussions around what resources, learning, and unlearning needs to happen in order to advance gender equality and improve the lives and safety of Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit, transgender, and gender-diverse people.
In the future, watch out for webinars, online platforms, and educational resources that will be developed based on the exciting and important conversations held over the course of the two-day Summit. These will be available on the Generation 4 Equality website and shared on NWAC social media.
Want to get involved or talk more about this platform or gender equality with us?
Visit generation4equality.ca to learn more and share your ideas!