Yinka Dene Alliance Youth Engagement Project
The Yinka Dene Alliance includes Nadleh Whut'en, Nak'azdli, Takla Lake, Saik'uz, and Wet'suwet'en First Nations in northern BC who have banned the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines from their territories and watersheds. They would like to engage and empower youth within their communities to take creative non-violent direct action that supports Indigenous rights and combats stigmatism/stereotypes around taking direct action. Multi-media training would also allow youth to find creative ways to express and speak for themselves.
The Yinka Dene Alliance has been pro-active battling the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline while asserting Indigenous laws. This has inspired so many Canadians to take action, making this the largest environmental movement in Canadian history. Many non-Indigenous allies have also stood beside front-line community members, but there is still a need to continue building capacity directly within the communities who are at the forefront of this issue.
Yinka Dene Alliance