The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) has recently elected its new Youth Chiefs and Council members, Tréchelle Bunn and John Dorie, respectively. The election was part of a gathering focused on career development and provided an opportunity for Indigenous youth to engage with their communities, learn about potential career paths, and exercise their leadership skills.

SCO Grand Chief Jerry Daniels emphasized the importance of involving Indigenous youths in the voting process, acknowledging that their voices are crucial in decision-making processes that affect their lives and communities. The organization’s recognition and support of Indigenous youth leadership are a positive step towards empowering young Indigenous leaders to take an active role in their communities.

Indigenous youth participation in voting is essential in shaping the future of their communities and contributing to building a more equitable and inclusive society. The newly elected Youth Chiefs and Council members serve as a beacon of hope for Indigenous youth, demonstrating that their voices matter and their leadership is valued.