Dasiqox || Yohetta Youth Gathering 2023

The 2023 Summer Back on the Land program (BOTL) was a huge success and we wanted to create a video that showcases some of the amazing experiences our youth were able to experience on the land this summer. The BOTL team managed to plan and execute a large gathering with over 30 youth of various ages in a remote area of the Caribou Region in BC. Tsilhqot’in youth are vibrant, creative and hardworking young people and we had great pleasure in creating opportunities for fun and cultural learning. Enjoy this summary of the kayak racing, games, knowledge sharing, and crafting. Thank you to all of the elders and knowledge keepers who joined us on this trip and graciously provided meaningful learning experiences and workshops for youth including a medicine walk.

Thank you to the BOTL coordinators for their amazing work in organizing this event, and the associated organizations such as TNG National Government, The Xeni Gwet’in Government, the Yunesit’in Government, Denisiqi, and the individuals who freely volunteered their time. Sechanalyagh, we are forever grateful.

Finally, thank you to our videographer Niall Hart who went above and beyond to support this event and created this amazing video for us!

We hope to have many more successful events that allow youth to learn about how to build relationships with the land, knowledge keepers, and cultural practices that have been lost over time. BOTL is an integral aspect of Dasiqox-Nexwagwez?an and we cannot wait for more opportunities like this.