Hundiyin was a program developed by and for Indigenous young women and girls. It stemmed from research that was conducted in 2020 that asked female Indigenous youth about their experiences in the
K-12 public education system. The program involves girls who live along the Highway 16 corridor, which is also known as the Highway of Tears. The First Nations that exist in the area are Matriarchal societies and women hold and carry a lot of responsibilities in the local Indigenous nations.
One of the elements of the research highlighted the need for programming that reflected the youth needs in the areas of:
Language and Culture
Our programming reflect these needs. We aspire to provide a multi-generational teaching and learning approach and involve Matriarchs and Elders, when possible.
We believe all girls and women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Our mission is to support our girls and to Rematriate our communities. We will use culturally-based program to enhance experiences and improve achievement outcomes for our program attendees.
Our vision is to instill some of the traditional teachings from our local Indigenous cultures to support our whole community. This is driven by the belief that if you lift up women and girls, you lift up communities.