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Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en: Indigenous youth face off with Victoria police after occupying ministry office – CityNews Edmonton

Jan 22, 2020 VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – Several young Indigenous protesters were removed by force from the Ministry of Energy and Mines in Victoria Wednesday morning. The youth, who say they’re standing in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en in its fight against the Coastal GasLink LNG pipeline, were dragged out by police officers after they were […]

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Bell Let’s Talk donates $110K to traditional camp for at-risk, Indigenous youth – CTV News

January 22, 2020 WINNIPEG — Bell Let’s Talk announced Tuesday that it’s donating more than $100,000 to help create a traditional camp for at-risk, Indigenous youth on Peguis First Nation. The $110,000 donation will go to the Peguis Foundation and SunLodge Village in order to support the Bell Spirit and the Land Excursion Camp, a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202025 Views

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Bell Let’s Talk supports at-risk youth in Peguis First Nation with the Bell Spirit and the Land Excursion Camp

January 21, 2020 Bell Let’s Talk today announced a donation of $110,000 to the Peguis Foundation and SunLodge Village to support a 4-season land-based traditional wellness program for at-risk youth in Peguis First Nation. “Bell Let’s Talk is proud to support SunLodge Village and the traditional programming it offers young people in Peguis First Nation,” […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202037 Views

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Youth-inspired Indigenous retelling of Macbeth to tour Treaty 6 communities before heading to Stratford Festival – Edmonton Journal

January 20, 2020 An Indigenous retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth will be touring Treaty 6 First Nations communities in Alberta before embarking on a run at the renowned Stratford Festival. But it’s a different version of the play than fans of the bard would be used to. Pawâkan Macbeth, written and directed by Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 202046 Views

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Cirque Hors Piste presents Cirkaskina – The first National Social Circus Gathering

MONTREAL, Jan. 17, 2020– From January 17 to 19, 2020, Cirque Hors Piste presents Cirkaskina – the National Social Circus gathering. It is in a spirit of openness that 150 young people from 17 communities across Canada from Nunavik to Vancouver will gather in Montreal for this historic event. In addition to highlighting the circus […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202035 Views

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The indigenous doctor helping Canada’s trans youth

Credit: Thomson Reuters Foundation First Nations doctor James Makokis from Alberta, Canada, identifies as “two-spirit” – a term used to identify indigenous LGBT+ people with both masculine and feminine traits – and has dedicated his career to supporting other “two-spirit” people, particularly transgender teenagers, many of whom feel their traditional acceptance in native communities has […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202068 Views

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Fort Erie program seeks non-Indigenous youth for Oya:na program – Niagarathisweek.com

Will work with Indigenous counterpart on social issues project The Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board is looking to the non-Indigenous community for some help. The organization is seeking non-Indigenous people in Fort Erie between the ages of 18 and 30 to work alongside Indigenous youth in its Oya:na life skills program, which also provides […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202047 Views

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U of Sudbury: Now accepting submissions for Indigenous Me – second edition!

Eligibility: • Open to participants in grades 7-12. The contest is divided into 2 categories: grades 7-9 and grades 10-12. • Participants must self-identify as either First Nation, Metis or Inuit and be residents of Canada. Criteria for submissions: • Compositions must be between 50-500 words. • Compositions can be made in the form of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 202055 Views

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Indigenous youth attend RCMP leadership workshop

This week, 16 Indigenous youth from across Canada will be at the RCMP Academy, Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan for a Youth Leadership Workshop. From January 6 to 11, 2020, the grades 9 to 12 students will have an opportunity to learn how they can help keep their communities safe. The participants will be accompanied […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 2020522 Views

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Youth Empowerment and Healing and Wellness Investment for First Nations Communities

From: Indigenous Services Canada December 19, 2019 — Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory, Saskatchewan — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada recognizes the scope and seriousness of the health and mental health challenges facing First Nations people in Canada. Today, Minister of Indigenous Services, Marc Miller joined Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201982 Views

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YT Government: $51,000 awarded to support marginalized youth

Yukon youth will benefit from more than $51,000 awarded to 15 community groups through the Government of Yukon’s Youth Investment Fund. The funding will support a variety of arts, recreation and educational programming, including horseback riding, cycling and a teen mentoring program. The Youth Investment Fund provides financial support to short-term projects aimed at marginalized […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2019104 Views

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MASRC Urban Sport & Rec Youth Drop-In

Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council (MASRC) is developing sport and recreation programs for Indigenous youth in Winnipeg. The Sport for Social Development program is funded by the Federal Government of Canada and its goal is to increase confidence, develop basic fundamental movement skills and attendance in school by increasing their participation in sport and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201977 Views

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APECS at COP25: representing ECR in the panel discussion, “Breaking the Ice – bringing young scientists and Indigenous youth to the decision-making table in the Arctic”

During the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)’s Arctic Program invited APECS to take part in a panel discussion entitled “Breaking the Ice – bringing young scientists and Indigenous youth to the decision-making table in the Arctic”. Jilda Caccavo (APECS President 2018-2019, current ex-officio to the Executive […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2019141 Views

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Shane Thompson: NWT Youth Ambassador Program

Mr. Speaker, as the Minister Responsible for Youth, I am proud to speak today about one of our most successful youth initiatives, the NWT Youth Ambassador Program. From November 14th to the 18th of this year, the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs hosted the NWT Youth Ambassador Program orientation and training event in Yellowknife. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201964 Views

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Family calls for inquest into suicide of Indigenous teen in government care – CBC

Devon Freeman’s body was found in a wooded area in April 2018 The circumstances that allowed an Indigenous teenager to take his own life metres from his group home and go undiscovered for months can only be remedied by an inquest from the Ontario coroner, according to a request from the boy’s loved ones. Devon […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 201961 Views

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YT Government: New live-in and outreach program to support youth at Nts’ äw Chua

A new innovative program created to support youth and provide an alternative to traditional group care is launching in Whitehorse. A wide range of services with a youth-led, culturally relevant approach will be offered at 22 Wann Road, now named Nts’ äw Chua (in-so chua). In both the live-in and outreach programs, staff will work […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2019136 Views

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MB Government: Applications Now Available for 2020 Urban and Hometown Green Team Grants

December 6, 2019 Urban and Hometown Green Team grant applications are now available for organizations to hire youth between the ages of 15 and 29 for summer jobs in Manitoba, Municipal Relations Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. “Green Team programs regularly ensure summer employment for hundreds of young Manitobans and we look forward to the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201965 Views

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Youth arrive in Calgary for Resiliency Summit – APTN News

December 4, 2019 Hundreds of youth from all over Alberta and B.C. traveled to Calgary for the annual Resiliency Summit organized by Ever Active School. It’s a provincial initiative that supports healthy school environments in Indigenous Communities. “Living on a reserve can be quite isolating so this just gives me a chance to go out […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201952 Views

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Students in southwestern Ontario are singing ‘O Canada’ in Ojibwe – CBC

The Ojibwe translation has a focus on ‘loving the land and loving creation and honouring all of creation’ Dec 05, 2019 While most schools across the country begin their days with the singing of the national anthem in English or French, some students in Southwestern Ontario are learning the anthem a different way. At McNaughton […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201941 Views

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Canadians, I ask you to care about Indigenous suicide – The Star

Dec. 4, 2019 This is another article about Indigenous youth who are taking their own lives. It’s not an article that should be written, but it’s one that must be. It’s uncomfortable, it challenges the ideas of who we are as a country, who we think we are. In my work I spend a lot […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201997 Views

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Grand Council Treaty #3 partners with Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong Launch Youth Strategy

December 4, 2019 Kenora, ON — Grand Council Treaty #3 and its Territorial Planning Unit in partnership with Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong launched the Climate Adaptation Youth Strategy Development Project this week which will give youth an opportunity to discover how their climate is changing in their territory. This project will involve 36 Youth, Coordinators, Elders, and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201965 Views

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Call for national focus on suicide crisis among Indigenous youth: AFN – National Observer

December 3rd 2019 The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is calling on the federal government to make up a national suicide-prevention strategy for young people, with a suicide crisis gripping a First Nation in northern Saskatchewan. Speaking to a special assembly of chiefs from across Canada that began this morning in Ottawa, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201976 Views

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AFN Youth Council co-chair emotionally speaks about Indigenous youth suicides in push for action – Globalnews.ca

Assembly of First Nations Youth Council co-chair Rosalie LaBillois tearfully spoke about youth suicides occurring in Indigenous communities, saying more needs to be done to help youth, saying leadership needs to listen “with an open heart and mind.” Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/6248362/afn-youth-council-co-chair-emotionally-speaks-about-indigenous-youth-suicides-in-push-for-action

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 2019100 Views

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Young people in the NWT taking a long close look at climate change – APTN News

December 2, 2019 Over the past year young people worldwide have been a driving force behind a move demanding action against climate change. Youth in the north are very familiar with the effects climate change – you might say they have a front row seat to the crisis. APTN News went out looking to see […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201975 Views

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Stepping up youth engagement in the Arctic Council

03 December 2019 Arctic youth is not just the future but also the present. A slogan that Indigenous youth leaders coined when they got together for the first Arctic Leaders’ Youth Summit in Rovaniemi, Finland, in November 2019. They called for a more active involvement in the issues that affect them – now and in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201962 Views

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Bentwood box charity auction helps Indigenous youth – Burnaby Now

November 28, 2019 A Burnaby artist is at the heart of a charity auction for the Urban Native Youth Association. James Michels, a Métis/Cree artist who lives in Burnaby, created dozens of blank bentwood boxes for the Lattimer Gallery’s annual bentwood box silent auction – a task he’s been undertaking every year for the past […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201991 Views

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Youth sue Ontario government on behalf of climate – APTN News

November 27, 2019 Their passion was almost as loud as their voices. Seven Ontario youth Wednesday announced they’re suing the Ontario government for weakening climate action targets. They’re among a global movement pressuring politicians to reduce the world’s carbon footprint. amcdougall@aptn.ca Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/11/27/youth-sue-ontario-government-on-behalf-of-climate/

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201986 Views

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UM students receive Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards – UM Today

November 27, 2019 — On Nov. 21, Indigenous youth from across the province were honoured with Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards (MAYAA). Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the annual awards recognize outstanding Indigenous youth between the ages of 16 and 24 in a variety of areas, including academic accomplishment, community involvement, culture, business and athletics. Award […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 2019113 Views

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RCY-BC: ‘Caught in the Middle’ Calls for Improvements to way “Interprovincial Children” are Served

Nov. 26, 2019 Key improvements are required both within British Columbia and at the national level to ensure that vulnerable children who move between provinces and territories are kept safe and receive appropriate services, recommends a report released today by B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth. Caught in the Middle is an investigative report examining […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 2019178 Views

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UNICEF Canada: Youth activists take over the future at largest National Child Day event in Canada

TORONTO, 19 November 2019 – Canada’s leading youth activists are celebrating National Child Day and World Children’s Day by raising their voices at UNICEF Canada’s first ever Youth Activism Summit on November 20 at the Toronto Reference Library. “Young people are fed up with adults waffling on pressing issues such as climate change, education, LGBTQ2S+ […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 2019102 Views

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Report presents scathing review of system to help Montreal’s Indigenous youth in care – APTN News

November 19, 2019 When the Rising Sun Daycare opened its doors a decade ago in Verdun, Que., a suburb of Montreal, it offered a safe, temporary environment for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children to learn and thrive while their parents spent the day elsewhere. Every day, approximately 80 children between the ages of three […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 2019106 Views

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Province Invest $2.1 Million to Support Youth Outreach Services in Thompson

November 19, 2019 The Manitoba government is investing more than $2.1 million over three years to expand StreetReach programming in Thompson and enhance the community mobilization hub, Families Minister Heather Stefanson and Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “We know more resources are needed in northern Manitoba to reduce the numbers of people involved in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201983 Views

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Write for Rights: Amnesty International launches global campaign championing youth activists

November 17, 2019 Amnesty International has today launched Write for Rights, the world’s biggest human rights campaign, which this year champions children’s rights and youth activists. “This year Write for Rights, Amnesty’s flagship human rights campaign, champions youth activists who are taking on the world’s biggest crises,” said Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201976 Views

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Cape Breton Indigenous communities receive youth grants – Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — Youth-led projects in Eskasoni, Potlotek, Membertou and We’koqma’q are among those receiving grants in support of initiatives in small- and medium-sized communities across Canada. The Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation and RBC Foundation announced funding of up to $15,000 to youth applicants in eight Indigenous communities across Atlantic Canada. As a part of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201967 Views

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Strengthening supports to grow Indigenous tourism in B.C.

SYILX TERRITORY/KELOWNA – A new partnership between the B.C. government and Indigenous Tourism BC will help grow opportunities for people and tourism businesses around the province. “Indigenous tourism supports good jobs and economic development in communities across the province and provides opportunities for locals and visitors to learn about Indigenous culture and history,” said Lisa […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201976 Views

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Media Advisory – What do Canadian youth want? Our rights! When do we want them? 30 years ago!

TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2019 – Canada’s leading youth activists are celebrating National Child Day and World Children’s Day by raising their voices at UNICEF Canada’s first ever Youth Activism Summit on November 20 at the Toronto Reference Library. Nov. 20, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC), […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2019101 Views

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MB Government: Province Expands Supports for Vulnerable Youth

November 12, 2019 Enhanced Addictions Services Help Address Growing Community Need: Stefanson The Manitoba government is investing more than $4.9 million over three years to help at-risk or sexually exploited youth by improving access to mental health and addictions treatment that includes Indigenous-led supports, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “There is nothing more important […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201997 Views

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Alderville First Nation teen participates in national youth panel – Anishinabek News

November 12, 2019 GATINEAU, QUE. – Chanelle Smoke had become accustomed to being a voice not only in her high school but also throughout her school board. And now, the 18-year-old, who is a citizen of Alderville First Nation, can add another impressive accomplishment to her resume. “Now, I’m representing Canada,” said Smoke, moments after […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201972 Views

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Youth rising: Meet 2019’s top 30 under 30 sustainability leaders – Corporate Knights Magazine

November 7, 2019 As world leaders descended upon New York City for the UN Climate Action Summit in September, millions of young people gathered in more than 200 countries on seven continents to make their voices heard. They walked out of their classrooms, their workplaces and their homes to join a 16-year-old Swedish girl in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 2019162 Views

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International campaign shines a spotlight on Grassy Narrows First Nation – APTN News

November 4, 2019 Amnesty International is launching a new advocacy campaign that is putting the international spotlight on Grassy Narrows, a community in Ontario that has been dealing with the catastrophic effects of mercury poisoning for half a century. The letter writing campaign is being launched ahead of the global Human Rights Day in December. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201993 Views

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‘I will never give up’: Grassy Narrows youth campaign for justice

NOVEMBER 04, 2019 Amnesty International campaign shines global spotlight on Indigenous youth fighting mercury crisis WINNIPEG – Indigenous youth and mercury survivors from Grassy Narrows First Nation will be the focus of Amnesty International’s largest worldwide letter-writing campaign this year, the human rights organization announced today. The annual Write for Rights event, which takes place […]

by aanationtalk on November 4, 2019113 Views

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Grassy Narrows youth at centre of Amnesty International’s global letter-writing campaign – Amnesty International Canada

Write for Rights demands justice for youth from First Nation in northwestern Ontario WINNIPEG – Amnesty International’s annual global letter-writing campaign is taking aim at the devastating mercury crisis that youth in Asubpeeschoseewagong, also known as Grassy Narrows First Nation, have been fighting to end. Young people living in the Indigenous Anishinaabe First Nation of […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 2019109 Views

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Junior Canadian Rangers – Camp Loon 2019

Credits: Canadian Army Camp Loon provides an opportunity for Indigenous youth aged 12 to 18 to be in a positive and rewarding environment with other First Nations kids. Guided by the military members and by the Canadian Rangers, the campers learn new skills and life lessons, all while having fun! #Indigenous #IndigenousYouth #IndigenousCulture

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 2019370 Views

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Oct. 26 Indigenous youth speaks out and other letters to the editor – TheSpec.com

Third world conditions in Canada Indigenous injustice As an Indigenous youth, I am disgusted by our current state as a country. People think Canada is a caring nation yet there are Indigenous people living in third world conditions right in front of us. I’m grateful to not be living there, but this situation is affecting […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 2019117 Views

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New evidence post-secondary access programs improve the lives of disadvantaged youth

Ottawa, October 25, 2019 – Two reports by researchers at the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) released today present evidence on how well high-school graduates from lower-income families in Canada have fared in their ability to access post-secondary education over the past twenty years. The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) has released Postsecondary […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 2019134 Views

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UFV teams up with Chilliwack Youth Health Centre to offer free counselling – UFV Today

October 24, 2019 Youth on the south side of Chilliwack will now have increased access to free counselling services, thanks to a pilot project from the University of the Fraser Valley and the Chilliwack Youth Health Centre. UFV will provide office space and a reception area for counselling sessions provided by the CYHC on Wednesday […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 201984 Views

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A path to the past: History trail project taking shape in northern Quebec – CBC

Waswanipi hopes Cree youth will develop a sense of pride, understanding of their story Oct 25, 2019 A walking trail taking shape in northern Quebec aims to connect people from Waswanipi — youth in particular — to the history of their community, and make them proud of where they come from. The Weskitch Tibaajimuwin Meskinuu […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 201977 Views

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ISWO: Standing Bear Indigenous Youth Leadership Program Launches Online Portal to Support Journey of Self Discovery

Innovative program builds leadership capacity, through the reconnection of youth to who they are as Indigenous Peoples. Wallaceburg, Ontario  – Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO) announced the launch of their new online portal for the Standing Bear Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (Standing Bear), on Tuesday at Wallaceburg District Secondary School, in front of an […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2019158 Views

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Toyota Backs Cross-country Youth Tour

Jennifer Flanagan (left), president and CEO, Actua and Leslie Miller (right), board member, Toyota Canada Foundation, are shown at the recent Actua Fall Maker Mobile Tour Launch in Ottawa. Toyota Canada Foundation has announced continued support of Actua through a $200,000 investment. Toyota’s donation will support the engagement of underserved youth across Canada and the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201977 Views

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CBC Vancouver holds free journalism workshop for Indigenous youth on November 13

Oct 10, 2019 CBC’s Indigenous Junior J-School aims to empower youth ages 15-21 at one of a kind event VANCOUVER, B.C., October 10, 2019 – The CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre, located on the traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, will host the fourth edition of Indigenous Junior J-School on November 13. Created in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201986 Views

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