“Watching the confidence of the youngest members of our workshops increase with each passing day – including the power of raising our voices proudly in song and community – was an honour to witness and participate in. This event solidified my already existing knowledge that we are experts on our own lives and experiences, and are crucial knowledge-holders and change-makers. It reminded me that we are always more strong and powerful when we are together”
Sisters Rising participant
It is easy to participate in Sisters Rising! All Indigenous (Native, First Nations, Metis, Inuit, mixed race, Aboriginal) girls, young women and youth of all genders are welcome to participate. In addition to our focus on the experiences of self-identified girls and young women, we also invite and welcome youth of all genders, including 2spirit, trans, gender queer youth as well as boys and young men.
Come and participate in workshops, share your ideas, build connections, gain new skills -and get a cash honoraria and certificate of participation!
Our amazing team, which comes from a diversity of nations, is committed to “working in a good way” by following appropriate protocols with Elders, youth and communities, and ensuring consent and ownership of artwork and stories shared. We are committed to upholding our values and ethics of respecting, honouring, and asking for the consent of our participants throughout the whole process. Our work is focused on upholding the dignity, resurgence, blanketing, and honouring of Indigenous people. Our purpose is to (re)center Indigenous teachings and ways of being with regards to gender and sexuality specific to the communities we come from and work within.
We host workshops in communities across BC.
We look forward to hearing from you!!
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.