My name is Marlo (she/her) I identify as an Aanishnaabek kwe with Haudenosaunee roots. I am from Robinson-Huron Treaty Territory (Atikameksheng/Sudbury). I started as a Youth Reconciliation Initiative Leader with Canadian Roots Exchange (CRE) shortly after I began volunteering for CRE in January 2016. With the experience I have gained from my first term in YRI I feel more prepared than ever to work towards bridging the gap between Indigenous and non-indigenous youth in Sudbury. I look forward to connecting with more youth on both local and national levels this year! See you at the conference!
Hello, my name is Eric. I’m from Sudbury, Ontario. This will be my second year as a Sudbury Youth Reconciliation Initiative Leader. I started volunteering with CRE in March of 2016 by participating in the Niigaanzhaadaa National Youth Conference. Since then I’ve participated in the 2017 Six Nations Exchange, the National Conference in Winnipeg and the Eastern-YRI Training at Cedar Glenn. My goals in this program are to help youth in Sudbury build stronger relationships through ongoing teaching and learning. Joining YRI means that I am able to meet my fellow youth, learn new perspectives and develop skills that will help my team continue the journey of reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous youth.