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Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth Releases First Public Child Death Report Under New Mandate

October 19, 2018 – MANITOBA –In her first publicly released child death investigation since the proclamation of The Advocate for Children and Youth Act in March 2018, Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth, Daphne Penrose, shares the story of an Indigenous youth who died tragically in a vehicle accident in a rural community. “This is […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201816 Views

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Quebec Inuit leaders plea for mental health support in wake of youth suicides – CBC

Warning: This story contains strong language and discussion of suicide Oct 19, 2018 In Nunavik, Quebec’s expansive northern region dotted by remote fly-in Inuit villages, most residents are connected to at least one, if not several of the young people who have recently ended their own lives. Mary Simon, Canada’s first ambassador for circumpolar affairs […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201811 Views

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Youth conference in Rankin Inlet

The Government of Nunavut Department of Education, in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, held the Power for the Positive Youth conference in Rankin Inlet from October 11 to 12, 2018. The conference fostered student leadership and promoted student wellness. Workshops focused on hope and connection, and steps to develop healthy relationships. It also taught […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201819 Views

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AB Government: 2018-19 Minister’s Youth Council meets for the first time

Education Minister David Eggen will meet with his new Minister’s Youth Council this weekend. Students on the 2018-19 Minister’s Youth Council will meet in Edmonton October 12-15. This is the first of three meetings for the council. Students will meet the minister for the first time and begin to provide valuable input on education initiatives. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201832 Views

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BC Government: Minister’s statement on World Mental Health Day 2018

Oct. 10, 2018 VICTORIA – Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, issued the following statement regarding World Mental Health Day, Oct. 10, 2018: “Today marks World Mental Health Day — an opportunity for people around the globe to shed light on the importance of positive mental health. “It is incredibly fitting that this […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201827 Views

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Youth suicide in Ontario First Nation underscores ‘fourth world’ conditions, MPP says – CBC

Kiiwetinoong MPP Sol Mamakwa rose in legislature in September, spoke of 13-year-old’s suicide Oct 09, 2018 A northern Ontario MPP says the suicide of a 13-year-old girl almost three weeks ago in Bearskin Lake First Nation underscores the widespread “inequity” in remote communities. “The MPPs and the people down here, they’re very unaware of what’s […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201835 Views

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Armed Forces program Bold Eagle builds confidence for Dylan Carrier-Henry – Brockville Recorder

“Overall, (Bold Eagle) was a life-changing experience for me,” says the Piapot First Nation member October 5, 2018 If anyone asks young Dylan Carrier-Henry, “What did you do on your summer vacation?” she has an inspiring answer. The Indigenous 17-year-old, now in Grade 12 in Regina, spent six weeks taking part in Bold Eagle, a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 201833 Views

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MNBC: Métis Youth Cultural Event – North East Region (7)

October 03, 2018 Métis Youth British Columbia (MYBC), would like to formally invite you to attend a Métis Cultural Event for ages 15-30 on November 3rd, 2018 in Dawson Creek. This event is open to youth who have their Métis citizenship or who self-identify as Métis. This event was created for Northeast BC youth to connect […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 201833 Views

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Hope in the Darkness Releases Youth Mental Health Walk Report

Hope in the Darkness Releases Youth Mental Health Walk Report Peterborough, ON — Hope in the Darkness Walk for Youth Mental Health is pleased to announce the release of the Hope in the Darkness Walk Report. The report chronicles the 4 month cross-country police-led journey from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Haida Gwaii, British Columbia to the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 201830 Views

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Standing Bear Youth Leadership Program Delivers Impact for Indigenous Youth in Ontario

Standing Bear Youth Leadership Program Delivers Impact for Indigenous Youth in Ontario Developed by the Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario and Indigenous youth, Standing Bear is the first of its kind, offering culturally grounded leadership programming. Mississauga, ON – October 2, 2018 – Standing Bear, a leadership program for Indigenous youth, developed by […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201883 Views

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Thunder Bay city council grants land for Indigenous youth housing build – CBC

Officials say construction expected to start summer 2019. Sep 29, 2018 A First Nations housing organization says it’s secured a plot of land in Thunder Bay for a proposed building to provide homes for Indigenous youth. Thunder Bay city council has granted a property on Junot Avenue to Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services. The land was […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201826 Views

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NAN: Fundraiser Launched to Assist Family

THUNDER BAY, ON (September 27, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, is asking for community support to assist the family of Karlena Kamenawatamin, a 13-year-old from Bearskin Lake First Nation, who took her own life last week: “We were devastated with the tragic loss of yet […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201842 Views

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Ontario Coroner’s Report Points to Urgent Action Required on Long-Standing Concerns, Says National Chief Perry Bellegarde

Ontario Coroner’s Report Points to Urgent Action Required on Long-Standing Concerns, Says National Chief Perry Bellegarde (Ottawa, ON) – Following a report released today by the office of the Ontario Chief Coroner, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says urgent action is required to implement recommendations by working with families and First […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 2018139 Views

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Council approves land gift for Indigenous youth transitional housing – TB Newswatch

The property on Junot Avenue South is adjacent to the Superior North EMS headquarters. THUNDER BAY – An Indigenous organization is one step closer to acquiring city-owned land to build a 20-unit youth supportive housing complex. Thunder Bay city council on Monday night approved gifting a parcel of property on South Junot Avenue adjacent to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201841 Views

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MNO Youth Council receives honour blanket – MNO

When Irene Robitaille, a Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen from Penetanguishene, was visiting a friend in the hospital, the patient in the next bed was cold, so she set out to find a blanket. Even with the extra blanket, the man, whom she learned was a veteran, was still cold. On her next visit […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201836 Views

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RCYBC: Youth homelessness forums – new forums added!

September 25, 2018 Youth homelessness is a significant rights issue that needs to be addressed through a provincial plan to end youth homelessness that ensures every youth has a way home.  RCY is supporting youth with lived experience of homelessness to share their voices to inform a provincial plan to prevent and respond to youth homelessness in B.C. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 201846 Views

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Statement: Ontario Child Advocate urges government to take immediate action to prevent further deaths in residential care

Toronto (Ontario) Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – Today, the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario released “Safe With Intervention: The Report of the Expert Panel on the Deaths of Children and Youth in Residential Placements.” The Panel reviewed 12 cases of young people, eight of whom were Indigenous, who died while living in residential […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201853 Views

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Polaris winner Jeremy Dutcher hopes to inspire Indigenous youth

Credits: The Canadian Press Jeremy Dutcher has won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize for his album “Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa.” Dutcher says he hopes the record, which is performed in the Wolastoq language, gets Indigenous youth thinking about the importance of language. (Sep. 18, 2018) Use our news video on your website or broadcast: The Canadian Press […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 2018137 Views

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Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay use digital storytelling to tackle local issues – Global News

September 19, 2018 Global News is a media partner with Journalists for Human Rights and, as part of that partnership, is proud to provide a platform for updates on JHR programs. Tyarra Goodman is a student from Sandy Lake First Nation studying at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. She was one of 16 Thunder Bay […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201842 Views

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Horatio Alger Association of Canada releases first-ever Voices of Our Youth survey

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, September 18, 2018 – Young Canadians remain optimistic about the future and are heavily focused on financial stability, working hard and helping others – but are concerned about the plight of Indigenous Canadians, the impact of technology and levels of stress, according to a wide-ranging study of young Canadians commissioned by the Horatio […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201843 Views

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Métis youth meet at Camp Kitchikewana – MNO

Submitted by MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council Chair Larry Ferris with information from MNO Moon River Métis Council Treasurer Erin Hadaway Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Georgian Bay Métis Council (GBMC) and Moon River Métis Council (MRMC) youth attended a three-day adventure at Camp Kitchikewana from June 13 to 15. There were 22 youth and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201852 Views

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Indigenous youth program offered in the Okanagan is in jeopardy – Salmon Arm Observer

If government funding does not come through an Indigenous youth program may be cancelled Sep. 14, 2018 A “life changing” pilot program for over 1,500 Indigenous youth and their families that began last year in Penticton and two other B.C. communities may be cancelled. Beckie Scott, CEO of the Alberta-based Spirt North, said this week […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201859 Views

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Young leader recognized – Pictou Advocate

Marlee Paul is only nine years old but she’s already been recognized as a community leader. The beguiling Grade 5 student at Pictou Landing First Nation School was one of three recipients of the prestigious Sammy Gehue Achievement Award, which is presented by The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq to aspiring young leaders. In fact, Marlee […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201865 Views

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Wapikoni Mobile and Manon Barbeau receive 2 prestigious awards today

The 50th Anniversary Medal of the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie (MIRF) is awarded to Wapikoni Mobile And its co-founder, Manon Barbeau, receives the Chevalier medallion of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République française (Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic) MONTREAL, Sept. 12, 2018  – A […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 201860 Views

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Lennox Island youth try out different jobs in summer program – CBC

‘Now I’ve seen that you can actually have a variety of things that you want to do’ Aug 31, 2018 It was the first time some Lennox Island First Nation youth had been on a working ranch — and it was an eye opening experience. “If you try something new, it’s usually pretty cool,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 201862 Views

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IRC: Be The Voice For Youth In Your Community

August 29, 2018 Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) is seeking the interest of youth from the Inuvialuit Settlement Region to participate on the Regional Youth Advisory Group. Some of the available seats have already been secured, but there is still space for those interested. Seats currently open include: Two in Aklavik Two in Tuktoyaktuk One in Paulatuk […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 201847 Views

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Manitoba Government Expands Support to Community Mobilization in Dauphin

August 30, 2018 Investment will Help End Cycles of Crime, Improve Access to Supports for Youth and Their Families: Cullen DAUPHIN—The Manitoba government is increasing its support to the Dauphin At-Risk Teens (DART) program, which co-ordinates police, social service agencies and community organizations to support at-risk youth and their families, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 201857 Views

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Indigenous youth get military experience with summer program

Credits: SaultOnline ONNtv A group of Indigenous youth from across Canada got a taste of what it takes to be a Canadian Forces member through the RAVEN initiative. One participant says there were many hard moments in the six-week basic training program.

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 2018219 Views

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Government of Canada provides support for youth in Thunder Bay with Youth Inclusion Program – City of Thunder Bay

August 28, 2018 – The Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council, in partnership with the City of Thunder Bay’s Recreation & Culture Division, submitted an application to Public Safety Canada for a Crime Prevention Action Fund Grant to support a Youth Inclusion Program (YIP) for Thunder Bay. Public Safety Canada has approved support for this program for […]

by pmnationtalk on August 29, 2018120 Views

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Federal government funds $5.6M for at-risk youth in Thunder Bay – APTN News

August 28, 2018 The federal government announced $5.6 million in funding for a crime prevention program for Indigenous students in Thunder Bay on Tuesday. As Willow Fiddler reports, it’s in response to the seven youth inquest recommendations. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2018/08/28/federal-government-funds-5-6m-for-at-risk-youth-in-thunder-bay/

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 201858 Views

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SIGA hosts second annual charity pancake breakfast in support of White Buffalo Youth Lodge

August 28, 2018 – Saskatoon, SK – SIGA is thrilled to host our second annual charity pancake breakfast to raise money to support White Buffalo Youth Lodge (WBYL). All community members are welcome to join us for breakfast on Friday, August 31, from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Joseph Okemasis Drive […]

by pmnationtalk on August 29, 201877 Views

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Surrey Announces Winners of Inaugural Social Innovation Awards

August 23, 2018 Surrey, BC – As part of its fourth annual Social Innovation Summit, the City of Surrey will honour community leaders by presenting the first ever Surrey Social Innovation Awards at a special reception to be held at City Hall the evening before the Summit opens on September 6th. In addition to announcing […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201865 Views

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Thunder Bay Youth Supported by Youth Inclusion Program – NetNewsLedger

28 August 2018 THUNDER BAY – Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, together with Parliamentary Secretary Don Rusnak, on behalf of the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced $5.6 million in federal funding for a crime prevention project as one response to the Seven Youth Inquest that examined the deaths of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201850 Views

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Government of Canada provides support for youth in Thunder Bay

August 28, 2018 Thunder Bay, Ontario Public Safety Canada Youth are Canada’s most valuable resource. However, there are many who are vulnerable, which is why the Government of Canada makes it a priority to support preventative programming for at-risk youth. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, together with Parliamentary Secretary Don Rusnak, on behalf of the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 28, 201868 Views

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Yukon youth receive Outstanding Youth Achievement Awards

August 24, 2018 Five young Yukoners are being recognized for their community contributions through the Outstanding Youth Achievement Awards. The recipients for the 2018 Outstanding Youth Achievement Awards are: Sebastian Cuenza, Grace-Anne Janssen, Cassis Lindsay, Isabel Magsucang and Lizzy (Elizabeth) Sparling. They will each receive a cash prize of $250 and will be featured on […]

by pmnationtalk on August 27, 201899 Views

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Confederation College: First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program Sees 45 Graduate in 2018

THUNDER BAY, ON, August 23, 2018 – Forty-five participants of the First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program (FNNRYEP) and Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP) graduated today at the program’s closing ceremonies held at Confederation College. Participants received certificates and two high school co-op credits earned during six weeks of work and training. The program is […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 2018109 Views

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‘Youth are so used to hearing no’ – Rising Youth funds NWT projects – Cabin Radio

August 21, 2018 In Yellowknife, youth are gathering to make spruce gum salve and learn how to bead. In Fort Providence, they are studying the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women inquiry. And in Tsiigehtchic, they are organizing a community beach clean-up. Across the territory, 15 projects including these have already received funding through the #RisingYouth […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201876 Views

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Over 2,100 small business jobs created for youth in B.C. through Canada Summer Jobs

Government of Canada funds work experience for local students August 20, 2018   Richmond Centre, British Columbia    Employment and Social Development Canada A strong middle class and a growing economy depend on young Canadians getting the skills and work experience they need to succeed. That’s why the Government of Canada has nearly doubled the number of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 201891 Views

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Junior Canadian Ranger Wins NAN Youth Award – NetNewsLedger

August 16 2018 THUNDER BAY – A Junior Canadian Ranger from the small Cree community of Peawanuck near the Hudson Bay coast has won a prestigious youth award for her leadership and commitment to preserving her Indigenous culture. “I think what she has done is great,” said Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of Nishnawbe Aski Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201877 Views

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Keewaywin Awards Recognize Leadership & Accomplishments of NAN Members

CHAPLEAU CREE FIRST NATION (August 16, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the NAN Executive Council, congratulates recipients of the 2018 Keewaywin Awards for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to our Nation. “On behalf of the Chiefs and Councils of NAN I am honoured to congratulate this year’s Keewaywin Awards […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201872 Views

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Groundbreaking comic convention targets Indigenous youth – London Free Press

August 15, 2018 It’s the first of its kind in Canada and it’s coming to an area First Nations community. Indigi-Con, a comic convention aimed to inspire local Indigenous youths, will be held in Oneida Nation of the Thames this weekend. “It’s a fantastic experience for people to be able to engage with cosplayers . […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201858 Views

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2018 ITK Awards Presented In Inuvik

2018 Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Awards Recognize Contributions of Inuit and Inuit Allies August 14, 2018, Inuvik, Northwest Territories – Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) will present a series of awards this evening recognizing the contributions and achievements of Inuvialuit. Each year these awards are presented in the region that hosts […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 201889 Views

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Looking for young people for B.C. Forums on homelessness!

August 14, 2018 to September 14, 2018 Youth homelessness is a significant rights issue that needs to be addressed through a provincial plan to end youth homelessness that ensures every youth has a way home.  RCY is supporting youth with lived experience of homelessness to share their voices to inform a provincial plan to prevent […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201893 Views

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Alberta RCMP K Division hold graduation ceremony for eighteen Indigenous youth | APTN News

Credits: APTN News The RCMP K Division in Alberta held a graduation ceremony for eighteen Indigenous youth from across the province. The RCMP are hoping that these young people will sign up to become officers when they’re old enough.

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 2018231 Views

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First Indigenous Miss Teenage Ontario aims to shed light on youth suicide – CBC

18-year-old Aleria McKay speaks about her personal experiences August 11, 2018 The first-ever Indigenous contestant to win a Miss Teenage Ontario title is using her pageant platform to battle Indigenous youth suicide. Aleria McKay, who lives with her mom, two cats and a three legged-dog at Six Nations of the Grand River near Brantford, Ont., says she loves being on […]

by pmnationtalk on August 13, 2018154 Views

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Province Announces Indigenous Youth Graduate from Health-care Internship

August 10, 2018 Program Succeeding In Encouraging Students To Pursue Careers in Health Care: Friesen, Clarke More than 40 youth are graduating today from a high school program that encourages Indigenous students to seek employment in the health-care system, Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke and Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen […]

by pmnationtalk on August 13, 201865 Views

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Wapikoni Mobile Trailer prepares Indigenous youth with empowerment and direction – Netnewsledger

8 August 2018 Thunder Bay, On – Wapikoni has been in Thunder Bay for three weeks preparing for their finale on August 17th, 2018. It has been awakening the creative spirit, confidence and the resiliency of local young Indigenous artists, storytellers, songwriters, photographers, inspiring to make their dreams a reality. You are treated like an […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201867 Views

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UIYFC Shingwauk Gathering Youth Events a Success – SaultOnline.com

August 6, 2018 The Urban Indigenous Youth for Change hosted a youth event as part of the Shingwauk Gathering and Conference this weekend. The event consisted of drop in events embracing Indigenous culture, such as beading, mural painting, braiding, medicine bag making, a sacred fire, and a scavenger hunt. Urban Indigenous Youth For Change Project […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201869 Views

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Urban Indigenous Youth for Change offers free events all weekend – Sootoday.com

NORDIK’s Urban Indigenous Youth for Change presents youth events during the Shingwauk Residential School Gathering & Conference NORDIK’s Urban Indigenous Youth for Change (UIYFC) project is collaborating with the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association (CSAA), Youth Social Infrastructure (YSI), and the Shingwauk Anishnaabe Students’ Association (SASA) to create free youth programming that will run alongside […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201885 Views

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AB Government: Queen’s Jubilee awards honour remarkable youth

July 24, 2018 The accomplishments of Alberta’s young leaders and artists were recognized by Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell at the Queen’s Jubilee awards ceremony in Edmonton. The lieutenant-governor presented the 2017 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship medal and Queen’s Golden Jubilee Arts medal to young people from across Alberta at Government House. The citizenship medal recognizes students […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 201877 Views

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