Rural Youth Reconciliation Leaders of Lloydminster firstname.lastname@example.org Taylor Hauberg My name is Taylor. I’m from Lloydminster AB/SK which is Treaty 6 territory. My heritage is mainly Ukrainian and Norwegian! I’m currently working towards a degree in Social Work and plan on using my education to encourage equality and reconciliation. I hope to influence the youth in my community to learn more about their heritage and to use their voice to have positive unbiased conversations with others around them! Rabina Hatitchki My name is Rabina Tania Hatitchki. I currently reside in Lloydminster SK/AB which is Treaty 6 territory. I am from Zimbabwe. I am currently working on getting a degree in Business Administration. I enjoy listening to music and dancing during my spare time, but I’ve recently started reading books too, I believe they help you become open minded and think outside the box. I love traveling and learning new cultures and one of my goals is to visit at least one country in every continent and so far I’ve done Africa, Asia and North America. I am excited and honoured to be part of the youth reconciliation team. I wish to be successful in encouraging youth in my community to learn more about their culture and traditions and to even learn about each others cultures as this also helps us understand each other and our backgrounds. Eyvette Lewis Tansi! My name is Eyvette Lewis. I am from Island Lake Saskatchewan, along Treaty Six Territory. I currently reside in Lloydminster, SK/AB. I am currently a Youth Worker at the Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre. Working with First Nations youth ages 9-13 years old. I find it important to guide First Nations youth into the aspects of the historical roots of culture, tradition and language. My hobbies consist of going to the gym, yoga, dancing traditional jingle dress and going to ceremonies. I also have a certificate within a Youth RCMP Program and Basic Military Qualification (Bold Eagle). I also am looking forward to continue with being apart of the Canadian Roots Exchange. My role as being a Youth Reconciliation Initiative Leader for First Nations and Non-First Nations youth. And is going to continue to engage my interest within having a future degree in Social work. I hope to bring a positive impact to this generation of youth with great passion! Tinisha Kchina Young My name is Tinisha Young and I am 22 years old. I am recently engaged and I am a mother to a beautiful little girl. I am an Indigenous person of Canada. I was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and was raised in Lloydminster, Alberta/Saskatchewan my entire life which is on Treaty Six Territory. My band is from The Pas, Manitoba. I have always practiced my culture throughout my life; my parents knew it was important for me to know. I enjoy hunting, fishing, and learning my Indigenous culture hands-on. I went to a Head-Start play school where they immerse children in Indigenous language and culture. Once in elementary school, I was a ‘Cree Club’ participant. When I moved into High School, I joined the ‘Holy Rosary Dream Catcher Mentorship Program’. In my grade 11-12 year, I started a small business called: ‘Moc You Apparel’. Within my business, I made and sold Moccasins and managed 20 employees and won a Junior Achievement Award in Saskatoon. My business enticed me to take it one step further and actually receive credentials from Lakeland College. I received my general business major diploma in 2017 and my marketing major diploma in 2018. I am now working towards my Bachelor of Management majoring in Human Resources through the University of Athabasca. I also started a club at Lakeland College called the Indigenous Student Committee with a group of fellow students. I work for the Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce on summer contracts as the Aboriginal Liaison. I assist in the planning of the Economic Partnership Summit and I also help out with marketing when needed. I am also a Student Executive on the Lloydminster Lakeland Students Association and my position is a Vice President of Marketing and Events. I joined the Canadian Roots Exchange to continue making differences in my community. Kieran Young My name is kieran young, my roots originate from Cumberland house Cree nation. I speak a bit of Cree (Y or N dialect). I was born and raised in Lloydminster and from the very start I was immersed in my culture. My family says walking in two worlds, as term we use for living in both a colonial space and practicing an indigenous life style. I played local sports and was successful and took on leadership roles in all the sports I was apart of from Edmonton to Lloydminster. I was also successful in the first nations summer games, and I was apart of the onion lake team. This is my first year with the Canadian roots exchange. Our mission was to spread awareness of Cree culture to rural areas. I learnt a lot and hope I can make a difference in how people view my culture.