About the IIYC


Mission Statement

The International Indigenous Youth Council seeks to organize youth through education, spiritual practices and civic engagement to create positive change in our communities. Through action and ceremony, the IIYC commits to building a sustainable future for the next seven generations.


  • We rise to protect land, water and treaty rights.

  • We rise to practice and protect all indigenous culture and ceremonies.

  • We rise, as empowered youth, for social justice.

  • We rise to act through non-violent direct action and community organizing.

  • We rise to inspire young people, globally, to become leaders in their indigenous communities.

  • We rise for the following virtues: Prayer, Honor, Wisdom and Love.

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