First Nations
Quebec Labrador
Youth Network

About us

The First Nations Quebec Labrador Youth Network (FNQLYN) is the main body representing First Nations youth in Quebec and Labrador.

It can represent young people in local, regional, national and international decision-making bodies.

It is also a forum of concerted action and mobilization of young First Nations, fostering their increased participation in their own development and that of the community.

RJPNQL's history

1992

Chiefs’ Council calls for greater focus on young people

The Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec Labrador (AFNQL) have decided to give a greater place within their structure to young First Nations members living in Quebec Labrador.

September 25, 1992

Resolution adopted

On September 25, 1992, a resolution was passed by the Chiefs in Assembly to invite youth representatives “to join the Assembly of Chiefs to complete the Circle of First Nations Chiefs and Leaders”.

2001

Creation of the Youth Council

The Youth Council was created to identify youth representatives. The Youth Council was composed of two representatives, one male and one female, from each Nation.

2007

The Youth Council becomes the FNQLYN

The Youth Council became the First Nations Quebec Labrador Youth Network. Throughout this time, the network was integral part of the AFNQL.

2021

Autonomous organization

The FNQLYN has become an autonomous Aboriginal organization. The FNQLYN is made up of four elected spokespersons from different communities who represent and carry the voice of youth from the 10 First Nations in Quebec Labrador.

Mission

The First Nations Quebec Labrador Youth Network represents the voice of First Nations youth to the various political and community players in the interest of the next seven generations.

Objectives

Consult

Consult First Nations youth living in urban and community settings in Quebec Labrador region about their wishes and needs;

Represent

Represent and defend the interests of First Nations youth living in the Quebec Labrador region politically at provincial, federal and international levels;

Encourage

Encourage and promote greater involvement of First Nations youth living in the Quebec Labrador region in the governmental and political process in order to train our future leaders;

Contribute

Contribute to strenghtening and preserving the union of First Nations living in the Quebec Labrador region;

Develop

Develop, strenghten and promote our cultural identity as First Nations in today’s world.

Vision

The young people of the ten nations living in Quebec and Labrador, rooted in their cultures, are listened to, respected and fully integrated into all processes.

Values

Authenticity

rooted in our cultures / pride in our identity

Inclusiveness

recognizing our differences and realities

Balance

between innovation and tradition / sense of belonging

Humor

maintaining our traditions and relationships

Listening

listening to grow

Spokespersons

Marie-Philippe Ménard
Innue from Nutashkuan
Environment
Véronik Picard
Wendat from Wendake
Arts and Culture
Kananish McKenzie
Innue from Matimekush Lac-John
Territory
Liam Niko Awashish
Atikamekw from Obedjiwan
Governance and negotiation

C.A.

Jennifer O’Bomsawin
Huron-wendat and Abenaki

President

Gabriel Bordeleau-Landry
Abenakis

Vice-President

Émilie McKenzie
Innue from Matimekush

Secretary

Jimmy-Angel Bossum
Innu from Mashteuiatsh

Treasurer

Team

Gabrielle Vachon

Interim General Manager

Katia Bacon

Projects & Mobilization Officer

Simon Dabin

Interim Project Coordinator

Contact us

Contact the First Nations Quebec Labrador Youth Network to make your voice heard and defend your common aspirations!