Indigenous Roots is Minerva BC’s outdoor leadership program for Indigenous girls from the Lower Mainland. We believe the most profound way to create change in the world is by supporting opportunities for young Indigenous women. The Indigenous Roots program helps participants develop their confidence, courage and community for a positive future.
We believe building the leadership potential of an Indigenous girl creates a ripple effect in her family and community as she passes on her wisdom.
Minerva’s mission is to celebrate and strengthen the voices of Indigenous women and girls in BC.
In 2017, we launched Combining Our Strength™ Indigenous Roots, a unique program for 25 girls aged 13 to 19. Over the course of a year, participants increased their confidence through culturally-relevant leadership development and experiential outdoor learning.
March – December, 2018
Workshops to take place mainly in Vancouver and outdoor activities to happen throughout Lower Mainland.
Indigenous Roots is a cost-free program thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.
For more information, contact: Ashley Milbury, Youth Programs Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
View a photo album from Indigenous Roots 2017
Lisa Tallio – Director of Combining Our Strength™ and Minerva’s resident storyteller