Aboriginal Youth Leaders
There are a number of Provincial and National programs in Canada which celebrate, support and promote Aboriginal Youth Leaders. By encouraging Aboriginal Youth to get involved and to shape their identity based on these positive influences the viscious cycle of the impact of stereotypes may be diverted. Below is a list of some of the past Aboriginal Leaders who were nominated and selected by the National Aboriginal Role Model Program.
THE REAL FACES OF CANADIAN ABORIGINAL PEOPLE
Aboriginal Role Models in the Arts
Below is a list of outstanding Aboriginal artists who are engaged and respected in their community. These are the names you do not often hear about in mainstream media. I encourage you to listen to some of their music, take a look at their art pieces, read some of their writing and learn about who they are. When you hear negative comments about Aboriginal peoples, think of these community role models and leaders and how they are working towards shaping Canada by positively influencing the people around them.