Mini Panel: Indigenous Youth

Jun. 7, 2022 at 10:25 a.m. PDT

IPSS Event Lead Margareta Dovgal moderates a short segment with Indigenous youth including Aleen Sparrow, William George Thomas, and Cascade Campbell following our panel: New Horizons: BC First Nations Advancing Equity Participation in Land Development.

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Margareta Dovgal is a young thought-leader, commentator and leader. She is the managing director of the Resource Works Society and the event lead for the Indigenous Partnerships Success Showcase.

William George-Thomas (Hunas), is a 24-year old youth from Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN). William graduated in 2020 from Queen’s University with a Bachelor’s Degree in political studies while also studying economics and global development. William has since become a member of TWN’s youth council and also the Cultural Program Manager under the Community Development department after graduating, where he practices and learns culture from his community’s elders and knowledge holders, and teaches and mentors younger generations in finding their confidence in culture.

Cascade Campbell (Palakwiya) or Burning Light of the Ancestors, is from the Squamish, Musqueam and Michipicoten First Nations. She is the second generation not to have to attend residential school, having graduated from Collingwood school in 2020 and currently continuing studies at UBC in the Bachelor + Master of Management Dual Degree. After graduation, Cascade plans on pursuing a career in the business or entrepreneurship field.

Subtitles available in: English