Senden mobilizes youth and their families living on the Gitxsan territories of Northwest British Columbia to realize well-being based on connection to self, others and the land.



Youth on the Gitxsan territories will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to be resilient and engaged members of healthy communities and a thriving sustenance economy.



Youth have a stronger connection to self.

1.     Youth are self-confident. 

2.     They understand their own culture and are curious about the culture of others.

3.     Youth have a set of tools for maintaining positive mental and physical health.

4.     Youth have the skills necessary for paid and unpaid work in their communities.


Youth have a stronger connection to their peers, their families and the wider community.

1.     Youth have a sense of belonging.

2.     Youth cultivate healthy relationships within their peer group.

3.     Youth have opportunities for multi-generational connection to family and extended family.

4.     Youth understand Gitxsan cultural protocols, practices and responsibilities as Gitxsan and non-Gitxsan community members.

5.     Youth are well connected to community services and supports.


Youth have a meaningful connection to the land.

1.     Youth have skills, knowledge and motivation to grow, harvest and preserve local food.

2.     Youth access the Gitxsan traditional territories comfortably and safely, according to cultural protocols and practices.

3.     Youth are stewards of the land and demonstrate responsibility and respect.



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