By Joel Dryden
On March 18, the first-ever Aboriginal Youth Explosion was held at Mount Royal University.
It was a showcase for First Nations youth from Calgary and the surrounding area to express themselves through song, art and dance.
One such young woman was 24-year-old Tara Beaver who co-hosted and spoke at the event. She said that the event represented Aboriginal youth desiring a platform to be heard and to explore their identities.