Relationships & Responsibilities

Emphasizing true collaboration with youth and partnering communities means that programs are guided by what is required and wanted by self-governing, self-determining Indigenous communities.

Guiding Documents & Conventions

In the true spirit of educational equity, our work seeks to recognize and affirm the rights of the young people served by our programming.

Some documents that guide our efforts:

Being a good guest on Indigenous land, cultural competency, and cultural safety are three valuable frameworks that support us in engaging respectfully when working within Indigenous communities.

Building capacity around cultural competency and cultural safety requires Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, creators, and educators to acknowledge and analyze their positionality through developing critical self-reflection skills.

Ultimately, these concepts can better support us in examining power differences while growing capacity to more effectively support the needs of Indigenous youth.