Organizational Partners

Our partners are indispensable to the mission of IndigenEYEZ. These incredible organizations share our vision of a world in which all youth are supported in becoming the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow.


1-pyePYE’s mission is to unleash the power, purpose, and potential of young people worldwide. PYE does this by empowering teachers, youth workers, and other leaders to build supportive Creative Communities that change lives. PYE train’s people around the world to deepen the impact of their youth programs and workplaces environments. At the heart of the trainings is their Creative Community Model, a framework of arts empowerment practices and leading-edge group facilitation tools.

2-pohThe Power of Hope is a charitable non-profit organization that unleashes the positive potential of youth through arts-centred multicultural and intergenerational learning programs that value self-awareness, leadership, environmental stewardship, community and social change.

3-onaThe Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) was formed in 1981 as the inaugural First Nations government in the Okanagan which represents the 8 member communities including; Okanagan Indian Band, Upper Nicola Band, Westbank First Nation, Penticton Indian Band, Osoyoos Indian Band and Lower and Upper Similkameen Indian Bands and the Colville Confederated Tribes on areas of common concern. The Okanagan Nation territory includes an area that extends over approximately 69,000 kilometers. The ONA mandate is to work collectively to advance and assert Okanagan nation Title and Rights over the Okanagan Nation Territory.


4-denisiqiDenisiqi Services Society is based on the philosophy of families helping each other within the community. We as Aboriginal people are responsible for our future, and that means it is important for our children to have a safe, caring, and loving environment.


5-headstartThe Aboriginal Head Start Association of British Columbia (AHSABC) is a nonprofit society made up of the 12 urban Aboriginal Head Start (AHS) preschool sites in BC, all of which are members of the AHSABC. AHSABC is a leader in Aboriginal Early Childhood Education. They provide support to AHS sites throughout the province to promote excellence in programming and are dedicated to the development of Aboriginal children and their families. AHSABC works in collaboration with other organizations and government to ensure consistent quality standards. The Aboriginal Head Start Association of British Columbia was born in the spring of 1998, evolving in December 2001 to an incorporated, nonprofit society. Since 2006, AHSABC has been a national leader in creating curriculum resources that are used in Aboriginal Head Start centres across Canada.

6-colvilleThe Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is a federally recognized American Indian Tribe. Today, over 9,365 descendants of 12 aboriginal tribes of Indians are enrolled in the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. The Colville Indian Reservation land base covers 1.4 million acres or 2,100 square acres located in North Central Washington, primarily in Okanogan and Ferry counties. Confederated Tribes strive to protect and enhance the quality of life for Colville tribal members and at the same time, govern as a sovereign nation.

7-fnhaThe mandate of the FNHA is: Cultural Safety and Humility in Health Services Delivery for First Nations and Aboriginal Peoples in British Columbia. On October 1, 2013 the FNHA took over the planning, design, management, delivery, and fund the delivery of First Nations Health Programs across British Columbia.


The Program on Water Governance (PoWG) conducts cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on water sustainability, and fosters dialogue on water policy with communities and decision-makers.

9-aemsAMES uses digital media, artistic collaboration, and creative facilitation to engage marginalized youth in personally and socially transformative storytelling practices. AMES nourishes the next generation of creative change-makers through accessible and inclusive programs that provide unique opportunities for young people to make and share meaningful media.


10-hollyhockHollyhock is a non-profit educational institute dedicated to personal, professional and organizational development that advances consciousness, connection and community toward solutions for a better future. An internationally renowned centre for learning and well-being, Hollyhock presents over 100 social learning programs and conferences on our Cortes Island campus, plus accessible, high impact programs in Vancouver.

11-artstartArtStarts in Schools is a not-for-profit organization that promotes art and creativity among British Columbia’s young people. Since 1996, ArtStarts has supported educators, artists, parents and students by offering a broad range of programs, services and resources. ArtStarts’ key areas of activity include booking school performances, an annual showcase conference for young audience presenters, artist residencies, grants to schools and districts, professional learning opportunities for artists and teachers, gallery exhibitions of young people’s art and free family programming.

12-lsibThe Lower Similkameen Indian Band or Lower Smelqmix, is a First Nations band government in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Their office is located in the village of Keremeos in the Similkameen region. They are a member of the Okanagan Nation Alliance. The Similkameen people have a history with the land that spans thousands of years in what is now Washington State and British Columbia.


13-nextupNext Up runs programs across the country to train and grow young progressive leadership. The people organizing Next Up come from a wide range of backgrounds: public policy, community activism, labour, the non-profit sector, and research. They are all involved in social and environmental justice work. The founders of Next Up believe that a better world is not just possible, but an imperative.

2015-16 marks the tenth year since it was started in BC. This year Next Up has launched 3 new intensive programs: the BC Bootcamp weekend which ran in May; the Alberta Climate Leadership Program that ends this Fall; and our newest intensive program, the BC Indigenous Youth In Action (IYIA) program which begins in August 2016. The BC IYIA is a collaboration with IndigenEYEZ.

14-gdfGlobal Diversity Foundation believes that our future depends on our respectful engagement with the vast biological and cultural diversity of Earth. Their work is to protect this diversity, and enhance socioecological wellbeing. They carry out collaborative biocultural projects that build resilience, foster innovation, and promote learning. Their work contributes to the growing global transition towards justice, respect and dignity for all beings.

15-reachREACH Community Health Centre is a community-governed organization that believes that good health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being. REACH provides innovative, high-quality primary health and dental care, and social and educational services to support the physical and mental health and well-being of our community and the individuals within it.

16-loveSince 1993, Leave Out Violence (LOVE) has helped youth challenged by the many forms of violence to build the skills and confidence necessary to change their lives and communities. LOVE was founded on the belief that youth challenged by violence can be agents of change, capable of transforming their own lives, investing themselves in their communities, and making the world a safer place.


17-thereachThe mission of The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford is to be the centre of cultural and creative innovation in the Fraser Valley. Reach is committed to preserving and sharing the stories of the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the Fraser Valley and showcase the best in the visual arts from both inside and outside our community.

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