Generation Indigenous

RECONCILIATION BETWEEN ALL TREATY PEOPLE IN CANADA IS WHAT GENi SEEKS - HOW THAT LOOKS IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO FIND OUT

Take Part in Your Generation

Hello / Oki / Tansi

Joseph Plant - Chairman of the Board, Executive Director and Good Cop

Taryn Walker - Vice Chair and Bad Cop

Hanna Thai - Board Member, Internal Operations & Flower Child

Niko Casuncad - Community Garden Planner

Cole Boettger - Officer of Educational Initiatives, & Cooked Coleslaw

Anastasia Johnson - Junior Officer, Educational Initiatives, & “Don’t call me that”-Stasia

Matt Johnson - Funding Manager, Head of Editorial Department & Editor at Large

Taylor Tsakoza - Senior Officer, Department of Education

Mugenyi Banage - Head of Sales

Lidiya Artemenko - Internal Operations

Wacey Little Light - Officer of Events

Stephanie Dookie - Communications Coordinator

Stephanie Butler - Head, Visual Communications

Nikoleta Antonak - Junior Officer, Visual Communications

The story of Generation I begins in a restaurant on 17th avenue in the city of Calgary. Sophia Pancic planned to meet her close friend, Joseph Plant.

He thought it was only a social call, but Sophia had larger ambitions. She invited Joseph to join her in developing a community garden for Indigenous survivors of domestic abuse and violence.

As Sophia learned, Joseph and his mother had both been affected by domestic abuse and so, Joseph felt a strong urge to take part.

Fast forward an entire year: The project did not get any traction and unfortunately, did not take off.

Fortunately, Joseph wasn't ready to give up. Instead, he began searching for go-getters: people who were doing amazing things in the community.

Enter Taryn Walker and Hanna Thai.

At the end of July, they federally incorporated their non-profit, Aboriginal Community Garden.

Yes, Generation I used to be called, Aboriginal Community Garden.

As the new group of three planned their first fall harvest, they began to host different types of events. Eventually, ACG began to do things that didn’t have much to do with gardening… The team ‘outgrew’ the name.

Generation Indigenous became the new name and is strongly supported by its four main pillars: arts and culture, education, local collaborations, and gardening projects.

The team of three were off to the races.

Now, they needed to grow their team.

A slew of inspired young adults, the new leaders to emerge onto the global village stage, opted to take part in GENi.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact us at Genindigenous@outlook.com

Help us continue our legacy; be a part of the story.