The International Indigenous Youth Council seeks to empower youth to become leaders of their indigenous communities. Objectives: The objectives of this Council are as follows: The IIYC provides opportunities for youth to get in touch with indigenous culture and ways of life. The IIYC empowers youth to distill themselves and their personal mission within indigenous culture through personal care and spiritual practice. The IIYC inspires youth to take action in their communities within the framework of environmental, social and indigenous justices: The IIYC protects land, water, and treaty rights. We empower youth to act locally to overturn any and all social and spiritual injustices. We encourage all members to become leaders through Non-Violent Direct Actions and we use creative mediums to advance our voices in decisions being made about the future of indigenous lands. We integrate unique cultural practices and ceremonies into all decisions. Through action and ceremony, the IIYC inspires generations of today to progress humanity forward, taking into consideration the implications our society has on those future generations. The IIYC acts in alignment with the following virtues: Perseverance, Respect, Love, Sacrifice, Truth, Compassion, Bravery, and Wisdom.