AMC Youth Conference 2024

January 24, 2024

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba

AMC Communications

Get ready to be inspired and empowered at the upcoming:

AMC Youth Conference on Treaty 1 Territory

RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB
March 25th to 28th, 2024.

This event is specifically designed for First Nations youth in Manitoba and promises three days of dynamic speakers, interactive breakout sessions, engaging workshops, and career fairs that are sure to leave you motivated and ready to take on the world!

Our conference is dedicated to providing young individuals from First Nations with valuable insights and tools to help them navigate their futures successfully. Whether you’re a high school student planning for college, a college student seeking career opportunities, or a young professional looking to enhance your skills, this conference is tailored to meet your needs.

Expect to hear from influential and inspiring speakers who have excelled in their respective fields and who understand the unique challenges and opportunities that First Nations youth face. They will share their experiences, wisdom, and insights to help you gain a deeper understanding of your own potential and the paths available to you. Our breakout sessions and workshops will cover a wide range of topics, including leadership, entrepreneurship, personal development, and more, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with peers from your nations and communities, network with potential mentors who understand your journey, and explore exciting career prospects at our career fairs. Whether you’re interested in technology, healthcare, finance, or any other industry, you’ll find valuable resources and connections here.

So, mark your calendars for March 25th – 28th, 2024, and get ready to be part of a transformative experience tailored exclusively for First Nations youth in Manitoba. Join us at the AMC Youth Conference in Winnipeg, MB, and take the first step towards a brighter future filled with knowledge, empowerment, and endless possibilities.

Stay tuned for more details on speakers, sessions, and registration information!


Tia Wood
Saddle Lake First Nation

Tia is a 23 year old R&B singer who lives in Los Angeles, as well as an Indigenous advocate. She is Plains Cree / Coast Salish from Saddle Lake FN, Canada. She grew up surrounded by educators, activists and artists. Her mom is a traditional practitioner and her father famously announces Hockey Night in Canada in Cree. Tia is a jingle dress dancer.

Bernadette Smith
Minister of Housing, Addictions and Homelessness

Bernadette Smith, born and raised in the North End, intimately understands her community’s challenges. As a proud Indigenous mother and grandmother, she co-founded the Drag the Red Initiative and is renowned for advocating for MMIWG2S families’ justice. Elected as Point Douglas’ representative in 2017, she has spearheaded legislation banning child apprehension due to poverty and creating awareness initiatives like MMIWG2S license plates and Spirit Bear Day for Jordan’s Principle.

Chief Lawrence Letander
Dauphin River First Nation

Lawrence is a former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with 10 years of service. Throughout his career, he was trained in various areas, including the DARE program, in which he found himself becoming more proactive with the communities he served. In 2021 he left the RCMP and was elected as Chief. Since then, he has been helping fight the alcohol and opioid crisis. To be proactive, Lawrence has helped bring in various capital projects into his community, including an Addictions & Trauma Facility and Wellness Centre.

Zach Whitecloud
Sioux Valley Dakota Nation

Representing his Dakota Nation with pride, Zach Whitecloud has become a role model for First Nations, understanding the significance of his presence in the world of hockey. His success underscores the message that with dedication, perseverance, and hard work, dreams can be realized. Zach’s journey from minor hockey leagues in Manitoba to professional hockey in the NHL and winning the famed Stanley Cup is a testament to the power of pursuing one’s passions and staying committed to personal growth and community engagement.



Thank you to everyone who has registered. We are incredibly grateful for the overwhelming response to this event and eagerly anticipate our next Youth event, where we hope to welcome even more participants!

Confirmation letters will be sent out next week to those attending, along with additional details

If you have any questions, contact Desiree Martin at


Are you passionate about inspiring the next generation? Do you want to make a positive impact on the future of First Nations youth in Manitoba? Here’s your chance! We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join us as Career Fair Booth Hosts, Presenters, and Event Sponsors for the upcoming Youth Conference from March 25 – 28, 2024, in Winnipeg, MB.

Career/Craft Fair Booth Hosts: Share your artistic creations, knowledge, and expertise with eager young minds. Showcase your organization, offer career guidance, and make a lasting impression on future leaders – DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 16!

APPLY AS A BOOTH HOST ➡️ (Applications closed)

Presenters: Do you have an exciting message to share? Are you an expert in your field? We’re searching for dynamic presenters who can captivate our youth audience with insightful talks and workshops.

APPLY AS A PRESENTER ➡️ (Applications closed)

Event Sponsors: Support the growth and development of our youth while gaining exposure for your organization. Become an event sponsor and help us create an unforgettable experience for young attendees.

APPLY TO BE A SPONSOR ➡️ Application Form

This is your opportunity to be a part of something truly special and help shape the future of First Nations youth in Manitoba – Don’t miss out!

Join us at the Youth Conference in Winnipeg and make a difference. Together, we can empower the next generation to achieve their dreams and reach their full potential. Apply today using the provided links!