Aboriginal youth meet in Winnipeg before AFN General Assembly
Published Sunday, July 18, 2010 5:04PM CST
More than 200 teens from across Canada gathered at the University of Winnipeg for a youth summit on Sunday.
They talked about issues that impact their lives, including education, employment, crime and health.
Their ideas will be passed on to aboriginal leaders.
Jerry Daniels, an organizer of the National Youth Summit, said that it is important for aboriginal youth to think about future generations.
"They are issues that are impacting their life and they are going to impact the future generations. So it's important for them to be proactive and engaging those issues," he said.
The summit is part of the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly. More than 2,000 First Nations chiefs and delegates will be in Winnipeg this week. The annual event wraps up Thursday.