Lindsay DuPré is a Métis social worker and knowledge mobilizer. She lives in Toronto on Dish With One Spoon Treaty Territory, with family ties to the Red River Settlement carrying Cree, English, Scottish and Irish ancestry. Lindsay’s work is focused on strengthening the growing network of Indigenous youth fighting for social and environmental justice. She is particularly interested in how FNMI young people are reclaiming power over identity and wellness through collaborative resistance and healing.
WORKSHOP TITLE : Beadwork Relations: Youth Wellness & Identity Development
DESCRIPTION : This session will explore the metaphor of beadwork relations as a tool for understanding Indigenous youth health that connects individual to community wellness, and healing across generations. We will unpack some of the ways that FNMI young people are restoring and developing new models of kinship, strengthening identity and health through relationships with one another and our connected histories. The first half of the workshop will be delivered presentation style, with ideas shared by the presenter that draw from her knowledge and experiences as a Metis youth mobilizer. Participants will then be welcomed to share their own connections to the concept of beadwork relations and will be guided to consider how their work and gifts can support the wellness of Indigenous young people.