Integrating Land Connection into our work is so important especially for Indigenous youth, many facing separation from home communities, or territories. Over 50% of Indigenous youth now live in cities or off reserve, from stats Canada,
Among the 744,855 First Nations people with registered or treaty Indian status, 44.2% lived on reserve in 2016, while the rest of the population lived off reserve. There was growth for both on reserve (+12.8%) and off reserve (+49.1%) First Nations populations from 2006 to 2016.
A great resource to look into to understand more deeply the connection to Land, community and physical and spiritual ties to Land, is right here: Look To the Mountain