On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Geoff Green had the opportunity to present to the Assembly of First Nations/Assemblee des premieres Nations Special Chiefs Assembly, sharing stories, lessons learned and successes over the years from Students on Ice and Canada C3.

We are proud to have Indigenous youth participation on SOI expeditions grow considerably over the years, representing more than 50% of all the youth on our most recent 2019 Arctic expedition.

Geoff notes the importance of giving youth opportunities at the beginning of their lives that can help shape them. 

“As the National Chief said so well yesterday, it is so important to invest in our young people, empower them, give them hope, and the tools to be leaders, innovators and live healthy and productive lives.”

Geoff Green and Chief Jean-Charles Piétacho

We are really looking forward to the growth of our partnerships with the AFN and First Nations communities in the months and years ahead.