I had the pleasure of sitting beside, and getting to know, two young ladies Anna and Katie from the Banff Center at the conference in Osoyoos this weekend. They let me know about an upcoming conference that I thought people would be interested in attending - so mark your calendars.
September 13-15, 2012 a conference on "Wise practices in indigenous community development" will take place at the Banff Center. The agenda looks great and includes the results from a series of case studies where inspiring success stories emerged.
Our conversation also picked up on the need to find ways to share the voices of young adults with respect to attraction and retention in rural, remote and aboriginal communities. It sounds like they have been doing some very innovative work to learn about young aboriginal leaders so I think I have also found another speaker for our conference next year on "Attracting and Retaining Young Adults to Rural Regions". We are still working to submit the proposal, so we will share more as soon as we have a date to announce.
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