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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, 201913 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, 201919 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, 201932 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, 201943 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, 201929 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, 201926 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, 201927 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, 201928 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, 201927 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, 201929 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, 201955 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, 201934 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, 201927 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, 201939 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, 201932 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, 201952 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, 201993 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, 201933 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, 201972 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, 201943 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, 201957 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, 201950 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, 201945 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, 201972 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, 201955 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, 201938 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, 2019111 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, 201944 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, 201959 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, 201969 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, 2019175 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, 201992 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, 201985 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, 201946 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, 201941 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, 201974 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, 201957 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, 201949 Views

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Alberta Indigenous youth raise enough money to attend robotics competition in Dubai – Globalnews.ca

October 20, 2019 A group of Alberta students is heading to Dubai this week to represent Canada in an international robotics competition. But this trip to the First Global Robotics Challenge from Oct. 24 to 27 almost didn’t happen for some. Initially, there weren’t enough funds, so only four out of 10 members were able […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201947 Views

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Announcing Award for Outstanding Work by an Indigenous Youth Reporter supported by RBC Future Launch

TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2019  – Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is pleased to announce the first ever award for Outstanding Work by an Indigenous Youth Reporter. The award is funded by the RBC Foundation in support of RBC Future Launch, a commitment to helping young Canadians prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. Journalists for Human Rights […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201961 Views

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N’we Jinan Festival & Youth Conference 2019 // Firemakers Album Launch

Credits: Nwe Jinan Between April 18th and April 21st, 2019, 200 Indigenous youth from 32 First Nations communities across Turtle Island gathered in Winnipeg, Manitoba for the N’we Jinan Festival & Youth Conference. In collaboration with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation, Taking It Global and several local […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2019215 Views

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Youth helping with local reforestation in Sarnia-Lambton – Sarnia and Lambton County This Week

October 17, 2019 A new program is hoping to equip youngsters with tree saplings instead of candy bars for door-to-door school fundraisers. The Teenage Tree Program – a joint initiative by Return the Landscape, Maajiigin Gumig greenhouse, the Hub, and the Unitarian Fellowship of Sarnia and Port Huron – began months ago, with Hub users […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201935 Views

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Youth Select New Youth Executive Council

October 11, 2019 Kenora — Youth from across the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3 gathered at the Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation Roundhouse on Pow Wow Island Sept 28 for the Traditional Selection Process of the Youth Executive Council. The youth were supported by community Elders Ida Skead and Gilbert Smith, as well as the community […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201952 Views

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Meet The Members Of Saskatchewan’s First Provincial Youth Council

October 15, 2019 Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant announced today members of the 2019-20 provincial Youth Council, a group of 12 high school students committed to improving their communities and empowering other young people in the province. As members of the 2019-20 provincial Youth Council, students will have the opportunity to address meaningful […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201964 Views

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Indigenous teen robotics team prepares for international competition

Credits: Global News A group of Calgary students is preparing to compete in the 2019 FIRST Global challenge, an international robotics competition being held in Dubai. As Heather Yourex-West explains, the team of Indigenous teens hopes this will open doors for other Indigenous youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEAM).

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2019264 Views

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NU Government: Traditional practices workshop for Elders and Youth

Are you a youth between 18 to 30 years of age who would like to participate in Inuit traditional drum dancing, chanting and throat singing? An Elder who would like to pass down traditional knowledge to young Nunavummiut? The Department of Culture and Heritage, Elders and Youth Division, is inviting calls for interest from all […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201981 Views

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Indigenous Youth Leadership Training Needs More Funding

B.C. — October 9, 2019 — Registration for Gathering Our Voices (GOV): Indigenous Youth Leadership Training sells out every year. The growing demand for the event speaks to the positive impact it has on the Indigenous youth who attend. Unfortunately, while demand for the event has increased, funding has lagged behind, forcing co-hosts to lower […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201947 Views

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Tuktoyaktuk teens will show their climate change doc at UN conference – CBC

7 teens made 20-minute documentary, which will air in Chile in December at COP25 Oct 09, 2019 A group of seven teenagers from Tuktoyaktuk has been invited to show a documentary they made on climate change at a United Nations convention this winter. In June, the teens took part in a workshop where they learned […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201948 Views

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Indigenous issues refusing to be ignored this election – CBC

Key concerns resonating beyond reserves, northern communities as urban Indigenous population grows Oct 09, 2019 At recent all-candidates meetings in urban Ottawa ridings, there’s been no shortage of questions on Indigenous policies, reconciliation and the treatment of Indigenous children. Next to the big concerns over climate change and affordability, Indigenous issues ranked among the five […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201956 Views

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New partnership supports positive youth development in Yukon

In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yukon, the Government of Yukon is delivering workshops on the territory’s new youth-focused 40 Developmental Assets Model in eight communities this October. The two-hour workshops focus on 40 “assets,” which are factors deemed essential to young people’s success. The assets model was created by the Minneapolis-based Search […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201961 Views

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