Turtle Island Safer Spaces
Treaty 6 / Metis Territory / YEG
A project to build safer spaces for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit youth in amiskwaciwâskahikan.
What is Turtle Island Safer Spaces?
Our goal is to build a community
that honours and supports Indigenous youth.
Turtle Island is a cultural awareness and anti-racism project in Edmonton, Alberta. Its volunteers guide and support businesses/organizations in their efforts to disrupt racism in their establishments.
To participate, businesses/organizations agree to 5 Calls to Action (authored by Indigenous youth ages 13-15) and display a Turtle Island logo sticker on the window or door of their establishment. The "Turtle Team" regularly engages with these businesses/organizations to support them in their journey of learning and allyship.
"Making relatives is key. We make relatives with the trees, with the air, with Elders and youth. It is how we take care of ourselves and others."