Young people from Canada's Indigenous community gathered in Winnipeg on Saturday as part of Idle No More movement.
The purpose of the Indigenous Nation Movement Youth Forum was to strengthen unity amongst the First Nations, Metis and Inuit community, though the event was open to anyone.
Tyler Duncan, 16, is a youth chief on the Norway House Cree Nation and said he was excited to be a part of the historic Idle No More movement.
"Most of the time when you see us in the media, it's how poor, it's how absolutely deplorable we've been treated and the living conditions we live in," Duncan told CBC News. "For the first time basically in history First Nations people look empowered, look strong and they look like they mean something."
Young people at the forum spoke about issues that affect First Nations people.
They also discussed ways in which more youth could join Idle No More.
"You know there were a lot of people who came who aren't First Nation and it's good, because they came out to support," said Clayton Tootoosis, 22, who traveled from Alberta to participate in Saturday's forum. "This isn't a political movement, it's a human rights movement."
Saturday's gathering was the second of several forums planned across the country.