Our Elders hold the wisdom of past generations. Our Youth are the key to the future. Both groups are essential to strong, healthy Nations. Each year, NRT supports initiatives for both youth and Elders.
The NRT BC First Nation Elders Grant Initiative provides support for groups, communities and organizations representing First Nation Elders in British Columbia to develop and deliver community programs that benefit and build capacity for Elders.
Types of projects include storytelling, culture camps and participation in events and gatherings.
The NRT BC First Nation Youth Grant Initiative provides incentives for groups representing First Nation youth in British Columbia to develop and deliver projects that strengthen youth leadership skills, build capacity and/or provide mentorship opportunities.
Types of projects include language archiving, participation in traditional cultural activities and attending Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference.