The Indigenous Youth Wellness Team at the Provincial Health Services Authority BC are excited to announce that they will be hosting a free conference for Indigenous youth 18 to 24 living in BC from February 15th to 17th, 2017. The conference is being hosted within the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people at the Blue Horizon Hotel in Vancouver, BC.
Their goal is to provide a space for Indigenous Youth to come together, network and talk about the different forms of activism that they are engaging in within their communities. Good Heart, Good Mind focuses on grassroots activism in the form of visual arts.
A large component of this conference will introduce youth to a variety of projects that other Indigenous people are doing and give them a chance to strengthen their skills in the areas of media, filmmaking, public speaking, web development, tools to deal with racism and much more! An important piece of this conference is leadership. Activism and leadership go hand in hand and youth will have the opportunity to focus on developing a vision and direction for the leader they want to be in their community.
**FILMMAKING INTENSIVE 5 DAY WORKSHOP
Provincial Health Services Authority BC will also we be hosting a simultaneous 5 day filmmaking intensive workshop running from Feb 14th to 18th, 2017. Their goal is to provide a space for youth ages 18-24 to come together to take part in a 5 day video making intensive workshop. Under the mentoring of a young Indigenous filmmaker, youth will have to opportunity to learn about the process of making a film from start to finish. This includes story boarding, interviewing, filming, using audio equipment and editing. During the course of the workshop, youth will have the opportunity to film at an Indigenous youth conference and to create a short film of their choosing.
WHO CAN APPLY?
-Indigenous Youth Ages 18 -24 residing in BC
–Successful applicants will receive funding for travel and accommodation for the conference.
Application will be accepted until Jan 5th, 2017 and successful applicants will be notified by Jan 6th, 2017.
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Click here to download the conference application.
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