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Indigenous Youth Movement

Art Builds in Support of Indigenous Land Protection

Indigenous Youth Movement Tkaronto
IYM is a Tkaronto-based Indigenous Youth- Led Movement. We are a collective of land defenders and water protectors who value an inclusive and vast collaboration of Youth across Turtle Island. We welcome chapter based Movements to join us in the call for action to end the historical injustices continuing the ongoing genocide of our people and dispossession of/from our lands while working towards indigenous governance of the peoples land in its entirety.

  • Status:
    Artist Collective, Project, Resource, Indigenous Land Protection and Defense Work through Creative Arts 
  • Main Communities Served:
    Adults, All Ages, Children, Dis/Abilities, FNMI, Seniors, Youth, Indigenous folks- Youth Led, IBPOC folks, and rural populations on TURTLE ISLAND 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    Ontario, Tkaronto 
  • Languages:
    English, Ojibwe 
  • Arts Focus:
    Community Arts 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    We will come together to create material for the use by and for Front Line Indigenous Protectors to send a loud message of awareness and peace for our peoples including banners, posters, and more.

    We are also interested in engaging community through gatherings and performances that generate support for Front Line Work

    Our Upcoming events are:

    Come get creative! 11am to 6pm January 26th 2018 at Sketch: Working Arts, 180 Shaw Street in Tkaronto- we are holding space for folks to come hangout in their silk screening studio to make banners, some prints courtesy of Isaac Murdoch, for the protection of the land, water and resources. These Banners will be used by front line protectors across Turtle Island, beginning with their travel to what is colonially known as B.C. for defense and awareness against Kinder Morgan Pipelines.

    How can you help?
    - Come build Banners with us! Bring family, friends, people from your community
    - Possible Art Build Donations:
    . Banner Material (Muslin)/ Silk Screen Ink Fabric

    This event is listed on Facebook at
    To donate

    To find out more please email or find our page on Facebook at Indigenous Youth Movement


    Live performances, Dance Party and Art Auction Fundraising for front line youth defenders to travel to remote first nations facing threat of industry camps for pipeline workers close to their communities. Come to Unit 2, 163 Sterling Road in Tkaronto. January 27th
    6pm-8pm Opening, Speeches, and Poetry
    8pm-10pm Live Performance and Art Auction
    10pm-12pm Dance Party

    This travel is intended to support Camp Cloud at Kinder Morgan, as well as create the social risk assessments and safety plans necessary to mitigate harms on the community that these 6 currently proposed 1000 person man camps will create. When governing officials survey risks for extractive projects as the illegal occupying settler state of “Canada” the socio political effects an influx of wealth and non indigenous predominantly male workers has on vulnerable and remote communities is intentionally ignored thus creating an environment to fester more violence.

    Among the proposed projects fronting this degradation of indigenous lands and bodies are TransCanada Coastal GasLink, North Montney Mainline, Kinder Morgan, and Enbridge's Line 3 and Northern gateway pipelines.

    Gather. Dance. Co Create. Resist!

    Current Performances by: DJ Angie La-La of wyzegyal, Nik Redman, Lue Boileau, Gein Wong, and Ashley Bomberry

    10$ cover, Alcohol served after 8pm, PWYC for community members. Donation jar at the door!

    Presented by: Maanii Oak, Ezra Stewart and Nanook Gordon of the Indigenous Youth Movement Tkaronto

    To donate art and craft for auction, and to discover more contact the organizers listed above, email or find our page on Facebook at Indigenous Youth Movement

    This event is also listed on Facebook at
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    Future Plans

    The IYM Youth plan to travel to support front line work at Camp Cloud, and some will attend the tour to connect with communities affected by the KM Man Camps.

    To find out more please email
    or find our page on Facebook at Indigenous Youth Movement 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    The maintenance of Indigeneity as it exists as a cultural identity derives from resilience connected to our continued responsibilities to each other and the land; relationships which define us as we know they hold our power as a people, despite attempts to remove us through centuries of genocide and genocidal tactic weaponized by the illegal occupying state of Canada. Together, we stand strong.
    We must ensure the affirmation and defend the lives of Indigenous Women, Children, and 2SLGBTQPIA+ peoples, disabled peoples, with the inclusion of ALL life under indigenous matriarchal governance. We learn from our ancestors and the movements before us, fighting for the future seven generations in the radical present. 
  • Additional Info:
    Travel Fundraiser

    Events/Art Build Fundraiser

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  • Main Contact Name:
    Ezra, Mx. 
  • Phone:
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  • Website:
  • Address:
    9 GlenBaillie Place
    Toronto, ON  M5T1J6 

Last updated on 2018-01-21 15:29:01. Submitted by: Indigenous Youth Movement