Supporting Young Indigenous Changemakers

EleV is a Mastercard Foundation program that supports Indigenous learners to be full partners in their education and careers.

For the National Launch of EleV on October 26, we centered the voices of young Indigenous people as they expressed how they are #TakingFlightTogether to redesign the pathways to a future of self-determination.

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EleV National Launch Event:
Taking Flight Together

Rooted in the theme Taking Flight Together, the EleV Launch promises to be an engaging, entertaining and informative 90-minute program featuring the voices of Indigenous youth, our partners, and performances by young Indigenous artists. Please tune in to the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network on October 26 or view on the livestream below!

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Premiere:

APTN HD | APTN East | APTN West
9PM – 10:30PM
APTN North
October 27, 2022 2:30PM – 4PM

Or, catch the repeat on:

APTN HD | APTN East | APTN West
October 27, 2022 | 2:30PM – 4PM
APTN North
October 29, 2022 | 7PM – 8:30PM

The Indigenous-led mural at Ongomiizwin at the University of Manitoba’s Bannatyne Campus is an artistic interpretation of how young Indigenous learners are charting their own paths to achieve their academic and career dreams.

The Mural

The Indigenous-led mural at Ongomiizwin at the University of Manitoba’s Bannatyne Campus is an artistic interpretation of how young Indigenous learners are charting their own paths to achieve their academic and career dreams.

Meet Blake

Blake Angeconeb is an Anishinaabe Woodlands artist from Treaty 3 territory. Blake will be braiding together Indigenous youth perspectives on how they are #TakingFlightTogether to attain their education and employment goals into a mural at the University of Manitoba.

Learn more about Blake

The Location

Ongomiizwin is the Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing at the University of Manitoba. Ongomiizwin means clearing a path for generations to come and by #TakingFlightTogether we hope to achieve our mutual mission of creating pathways for Indigenous youth to education and career opportunities.

Be sure to follow us on social media to watch the progress.

The Creators

Indigenous youth are powerful agents of change for their communities, Nations and the country as a whole. Here’s what some Indigenous creators who are redesigning the pathways to their future had to say about how they’re #TakingFlightTogether.

Portrait of the Creator

Madelaine McCallum

Dancer
Portrait of the Creator

Eagle Blackbird

Artist
Portrait of the Creator

Jocelyn Joe-Strack

Artist
Portrait of the Creator

Vanessa Brousseau

Artist
Portrait of the Creator

Shawntelle Clarke

Youth Advocate
Portrait of the Creator

Brandy Knutson

Youth Advocate

Brennen McGuire

Influencer

Blake Angeconeb

Artist

About EleV

The name EleV (ˈe-lə-VEE) was selected in consultation with partner Indigenous communities and youth. EleV is a play on the word elevate in English and élève (student) in French. The V evokes a flock of birds flying a long distance, wherein each member takes a turn in the lead position. The logo reflects a lesson from nature — that leadership is service; that by helping others, we fulfill a greater purpose.

EleV is a Mastercard Foundation program that's working in committed and sustained collaboration with Indigenous youth. EleV and our partners have a bold goal — for education and employment systems to be transformed to enable 100,000 Indigenous young people to access post-secondary education and transition to a meaningful livelihood by 2030.

This will require fundamental efforts to transform education, training and employment systems — based on the direction of Indigenous youth, communities, and Nations — to value and embed Indigenous languages, cultures, worldviews, and support success for Indigenous youth.

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