The Georgian Bay Anishinaabek Youth (GBAY) is an Indigenous youth-led grassroots in partnership with the Georgian Bay Biosphere. We are a community-based organization that works with partners to support Indigenous youth ages 13 to 29 throughout the rivers and eastern shore of Mnidoo Gamii (Georgian Bay).
GBAY is located in Parry Sound, Ontario within the Robinson-Huron Treaty Territory of 1850 and the UNESCO designated Georgian Bay Biosphere (2004).
Anishinaabe ininemowin (thought/philosophy) is the foundation of GBAY. Our projects and programming are connected to Anishinaabe aadziwin (cultural land-based learning). Through mentorship and capacity building, our goal is to create safe spaces for Indigenous youth to build strong community and cultural connections.
The multitude of projects, programming and partnerships of the initiative are examples of strengthening and flourishing Indigenous innovation. In an era of reconciliation, it is necessary for Indigenous youth to see their realities as protectors and stewards of the land, reflected throughout Mnidoo-Gamii. It is a human right for Anishinabek youth to be Anishinabek.
Georgian Bay Anishinaabek Youth Advisory Circle
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Join the GBAY Indigenous Youth Advisory Circle
Deadline to apply is July 10th, 2020