Land As Our Teacher (LAOT) feedback and sharing session

Calling out all Indigenous Youth in and around Tiohtià:ke/Montreal!

You are cordially invited to the Land As Our Teacher (LAOT) feedback and sharing session happening in person on Saturday May 14th 2022 from 12 PM – 4 PM, hosted by the Montreal Indigenous Community NETWORK! 

Urban Indigeous youth (16 to 30 years old) in the Greater Montreal Area who participate in the session will receive an honorarium of $20/hour payable by cash the day of the event, or by direct deposit to their bank accounts after the event. The purpose of the event is to receive feedback and share findings from last year’s LAOT event, as well as to receive ideas and suggestions for a future LAOT event. So even if you did not attend last year’s LAOT event, you are more than welcome to attend and brainstorm with us! 

For more information and to register for the event, please fill out the registration form below before May 2st 2022 to confirm your attendance and secure your honorarium as an urban Indigenous youth living in the Greater Montreal Area. Food and refreshments will be offered during the event, and the NETWORK will provide childcare services for those who wish to bring their children to the event. STM tickets will also be available for those who need them to return home after the event.


Frequently asked questions:

What is LAOT?

The NETWORK’s Land As Our Teacher event was a land based retreat for urban Indigenous youth living in Montreal. The most recent event took place on August 13-15 2021 in Knowlton, Quebec. The purpose of the event was to engage with urban Indigenous youth while out on the land, as well as to conduct talking circles to inform the NETWORK’s strategy of safety, well being and belonging.

Can I attend the feedback session if I’m not an Indigenous youth?

All Indigenous community members are welcome to attend, however, honorarium will only be provided to the Indigenous youth participants (16 to 30 years old).

Where will the event take place?

The NETWORK is currently in the process of finalizing the space for the event, so stay tuned for an announcement!

What kind of activities take place at LAOT?

Some of the activities the NETWORK’s Youth Advisors engaged in while at the 2021 LAOT retreat were: 

    • Camping in tents
    • Fishing
    • Birch bark basket making
    • Swimming
    • Boating
    • Participating in the preparation of traditional Inuit stew
    • Participating in talking circles
    • Going on medicine walks.