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HPA Expérience nationale de la vérité et de la réconciliation entre jeunes

HIP National Youth-to-Youth Truth and Reconciliation Experience

It is our understanding as Indigenous peoples that it is our responsibility to mentor, guide, inspire and teach our young people, those whom are walking the path and accepting the responsibility as our next generation of leaders. We teach them about sacred law and their responsibility to learn, fulfil and abide by natural law. The 2023 Youth-to-Youth event will share the teachings of responsibility to land, water, to our relatives of the land and water who nourish us, and to each other. Our next generation of leaders are important to the survival of all our relatives and to the survival of our Mother the Earth. Y2Y’23 underscores this responsibility and this gift.

Mahpiya Ska Tiospaye, Grandmother Katherine Whitecloud

National Call for Youth Leaders!


HIP invites 15-17 year-olds from across Canada to participate in this innovative program aimed at empowering the next generation of leaders by uniting Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth and inspiring them to take action towards peace and creating sustainable environmental change.

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HIP’s (Honouring Indigenous Peoples) National Youth to Youth experience is a transformative program designed to immerse youth between the ages of 15 and 17 in Indigenous culture while fostering connections with a diverse group of young individuals from across Canada. This immersive experience provides a unique opportunity for participants to engage in meaningful cultural exchanges, learn about Indigenous traditions, and deepen their understanding of Indigenous history and heritage. Through various activities, workshops, and interactive sessions, youth are encouraged to embrace diversity, build relationships, and develop a greater appreciation for Indigenous perspectives and contributions. The National Youth to Youth experience serves as a catalyst for personal growth, intercultural learning, and fostering lasting connections among the youth participants.

If you are an Indigenous or Non-Indigenous youth (male, female, two-spirit, & disabled) interested in being an agent for change and currently enrolled in grades 9 to 11, this program is for you.

Applicants for the 2024 HIP Reconciliation experience must be between the ages of 15 and 17 as of March 1, 2024, meaning they are born on or between March 2, 2007, and March 1, 2009.

This event is free for participants and includes travel to and from the event, accommodations, food and admission to the Museum. Only 50 youth will be chosen for this experience.

Applications are to be sent to regional coordinators who will review to ensure potential participants meet all of the requirements. Successful applicants will then be forwarded on to HIP National Y2Y Committee.

Applications are to be submitted to the regional coordinators listed on the application form. Each District has a limited number of participants they can recommend for this experience.

Participants will be selected by January 15th, 2024. Be sure to apply early. Successful applicants will be notified before January 31st, 2024.

The location for the 2024th experience has not yet been selected. Information will be released in early September 2023.