Free Indigenous Youth Conference

Updated: Jan 15, 2020

Kw’umut Lelum Presents a free Indigenous Youth Conference

Saturday, February 22, 9:00am – 8:30pm

Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo

A day of workshops, culture and fun with Suzette Amaya and Mike Scott. Dance Party with Vancouver's DJ Staniml.

Open to youth Ages 13-19 (17 and under must be accompanied by a chaperone)

Early Registration until January 19th open to any youth with a connection to Kw'umut Lelum's 9 Member Nations (Qualicum, Snaw-Naw-As, Snuneymuxw, Stz'uminus, Penelakut, Lyackson, Ts'uubaa-asatx, Halalt, Malahat).

Interactive Workshops include

  • Dream Big: Goal Setting

  • Sobriety, Addictions and Living the Good Life

  • Promotion of Life/Suicide Prevention

  • Healthy Relationships

The day includes lunch, dinner and a DJ dance party

Participants will also have access to a variety of wellness partners and resources, cultural support from Elders, and on-site counselling supports where needed.

While registration is absolutely free, you must arrange your own transportation.


8:00am Registration Opens

9:00am Opening Prayer, Welcome from Snuneymuxw and Kw’umut Lelum

9:30 – 10:30am Dream Big – Goal Setting facilitated by Suzette Amaya

10:30-11:00am BREAK

11:00 – 12:00 Sobriety: Addictions To Living The Good Life facilitated by Mike Scott

12:00 – 1:00pm LUNCH

1:00 – 2:30pm Promotion of Life – Suicide Prevention facilitated by Suzette Amaya

2:30 – 3:00pm BREAK

3:00 – 4:00pm Healthy Relationships facilitated by Mike Scott

4:00 – 6:00pm FREE TIME / JAM SESSION

6:00 – 8:30pm Dinner and Dance with DJ Staniml

For more information, contact:

To register (including group registration):


Or download the Registration Form here


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