National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy (NIYLA)
Indigenous young people leading positive change in Australia.
The National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy (NIYLA) connects Indigenous young people from communities across Australia as the next generation of changemakers.
NIYLA is passionate about mobilising Indigenous young people to lead active positive change in Australia through youth-led national campaigns addressing social issues.
2013 ‘Many Voices, One Future’ National Gathering
In August 2013, 50 Indigenous young people from across Australia came together for NIYLA’s ‘Many Voices, One Future’ National Gathering. In an Australian first they launched five Indigenous youth-led national campaigns on social issues they are passionate about.
Applications for our 2014 National Gathering will open soon!
Values in Action
NIYLA’s leadership philosophy – Values in Action – informs the development of our programs, guides our facilitators and supports our students to continue their leadership journey. The philosophy is built on Indigenous cultural values that connect communities across Australia; values that are timeless, universal and very relevant for our communities and young people today.
We firmly believe that leadership isn’t about a title, status or position. We believe that true leadership is about acting on your values throughout your life and in the decisions you make on your journey. Check out our Values in Action philosophy.
- Contact us to host a NIYLA Leadership Forum in your community or school
- Check out NIYLA’s Facebook page to stay up to date
- Sign up for our monthly ‘Values in Action’ update
- Check out NIYLA’s YouTube channel
The National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy is an initiative of the Foundation for Young Australians in partnership with the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence. NIYLA is funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.