Canada’s Indigenous youth call for environmental reconciliation and inclusion of Indigenous voices when taking climate action

By Deloitte Canada
Cision Newswire
June 18, 2024
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada

TORONTO – Deloitte’s Future of Canada Centre is launching Reconciling our relationships to preserve Mother Earth for future generations, the fourth volume of its Voices of Indigenous Youth Leaders on Reconciliation series. In it, Indigenous youth share their definition of environmental reconciliation, which provides opportunity for governments and industries to take responsibility for historical and ongoing harms to the environment. The youth leaders call for meaningful inclusion of Indigenous knowledge, perspectives, and values in addressing and remedying these harms. …The report further explores the fundamental values that Indigenous youth shared about the environment, highlighting the unbreakable connection between their cultures, knowledge, and land. …To gather Indigenous youth voices and inform the report’s findings, Deloitte’s FCC surveyed Indigenous youth who participated in the 2022 and 2023 Indigenous Youth Advocacy Week (IYAW), coordinated by Indigenous Youth Roots, a national, Indigenous-led youth organization and co-publisher of the report series. 

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