Youth Warriors build community, connections and culture in land based leadership program

By Rochelle Baker Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Half a dozen First Nation youth and a couple of men circled to inspect a dusty truck with a punctured tire that had just limped into their remote camp on west Vancouver Island after a two-hour drive down a logging road. The truck’s owner, an adult mentor with the  Nuu-chah-nulth Youth Warriors program, wasn’t entirely sure how to tackle the flat on his own. But he didn’t have to because Raven and Brandon stepped up to learn and do. With minimal guidance from mentor Randy Grey, a youth trainer with the Construction Foundation of BC, the pair worked with their buddies to figure out how to change the tire. The mystery of the missing spare was cracked by Brandon, who knew from his…

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