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Iqaluit city council discusses youth curfew – Nunatsiaq News

13 December, 2018 “We can’t just let children run around at 2 in the morning” Iqaluit city council is considering setting a youth curfew in response to last month’s Northmart fire and string of other suspicious fires. While one city councillor enthusiastically supports the idea of a youth curfew, another vehemently opposes it. Meanwhile, the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 201814 Views

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BC Government: Apply for community arts festival and youth engagement grants

Dec. 12, 2018 VICTORIA – The BC Arts Council is accepting applications for two of its project-assistance funding programs: Community Arts Festivals and the Youth Engagement Program. The BC Arts Council’s Youth Engagement Program provides grants to eligible arts and cultural organizations in order to engage young British Columbians in the arts. Funding is intended […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201822 Views

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Young Indigenous Leaders Seek Change – PortageOnline.com

Yesterday at the Portage la Prairie School Board meeting there was a special guest speaker. Seth Prince is a grade 11 student at Portage Collegiate Institute and he has started the Junior Chief and Council group at PCI, of which he is Junior Chief. Prince is the leader of the group which helps give a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201821 Views

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RCYBC: Relationships Matter for Youth ‘Aging Out’ of Care

December 11, 2018 Relationships Matter for Youth ‘Aging Out’ of Care is a collaborative photovoice project led by Melanie Doucet, a PhD candidate at the McGill School of Social Work and a former youth in care, alongside eight former youth in care between the ages of 19 and 29 from the Greater Vancouver area. Using […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201821 Views

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Gathering Our Voices 2019 – Nominations Open: Honour an Indigenous Youth (HIY) Award / Volunteer Applications Open

NOMINATIONS OPEN: HIY AWARD! Now accepting nominations! The Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council (PAYC) recognizes Indigenous Youth for the Honour an Indigenous Youth (HIY) Award. If you know an Indigenous Youth who has made an outstanding commitment or achievement in their community, please nominate them here by February 26, 2019. VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS OPEN Volunteers are a […]

by aanationtalk on December 11, 201828 Views

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Keeping Aboriginal Youth out of the Correctional System – Alternatives Journal

While less than a quarter of Yukon residents are Indigenous, they represent between 70 to 90 percent of the Territory’s prison population. Young Indigenous men, meanwhile, those 25 and under, are twice as likely to be incarcerated as their non-Indigenous counterparts. The majority of those admitted to Yukon correctional facilities are for non-violent offenses, and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201830 Views

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Indigenous Youth Idea Challenge aims to promote new entrepreneurs – StarPhoenix

December 10, 2018 The Indigenous Youth Idea Challenge run by the U of S branch of international organization Enactus takes place in January and February. Aspiring Indigenous entrepreneurs are getting the chance to give their projects a boost thanks to an annual business competition hosted at the University of Saskatchewan. The Indigenous Youth Idea Challenge […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201822 Views

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How Indigenous Youth Are Healing Together – VICE

Dec 4 2018 Indigenous filmmakers from the Nu Media Program partnered with VICE Canada to document the importance of how an Indigenous sharing circle helps address the epidemic of racism, violence, and intolerance. VICE Canada and Anishinaabe filmmaker Jordan Molaro of Nu Media Films began working together on this project back in 2017. Molaro is […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201816 Views

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Youth Rally Against Ford Government’s Cuts to Provincial Child Advocate

THUNDER BAY, ON (November 29, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, expressed support for youth rallying against the Ford government’s plan to eliminate the office of the Ontario Child Advocate at Queen’s Park today. “We are proud of all youth who are finding their voices and expressing […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201829 Views

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Sask. gamers promoting esports as positive pursuit for Indigenous youth – CBC

Treaty 4 Esports founders hope to give back to community Nov 29, 2018 The faint smell of cigarette smoke wafted through the air at the Bear Claw Casino in White Bear, Sask., some 200 kilometres southeast of Regina. On this late November day, the dinging and jingles coming from slot machines were interrupted by the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201837 Views

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OCYA_AB: Child and Youth Advocate releases Annual Report

November 22, 2018 Edmonton…Del Graff, Provincial Child and Youth Advocate, released the 2017-18 Annual Report of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA). This year’s Annual Report provides a summary of OCYA activities during the past year, and looks ahead at how the OCYA plans to further strengthen its services and maintain the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201829 Views

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Ontario First Nations youth ask Trudeau for northern child advocate – CBC

Ontario’s decision to scrap provincial child advocate a ‘terrible mistake,’ says Murray Sinclair Nov 20, 2018 First Nations youth from northern Ontario, concerned over the Doug Ford government’s decision to scrap the province’s child advocate, asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for help on Tuesday. The youth, from the 49 Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) communities, travelled […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201847 Views

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York U: New report sets out roadmap for prevention of youth homelessness in Canada

TORONTO, November 20, 2018 – It is time for a new approach to youth homelessness – one that is proactive, collaborative, and rights-based, a new report from the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and A Way Home Canada concludes. The Roadmap for the Prevention of Youth Homelessness, published today, provides a clear definition of youth homelessness […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201847 Views

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NAN Youth in Action at Home and Abroad

THUNDER BAY, ON (November 19, 2018): Two delegations of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) youth will represent NAN First Nations nationally and internationally at events in Ottawa and Australia this week. “NAN youth are leading the way, with one delegation meeting with the Prime Minister of Canada while another engages with Indigenous leaders half a world away. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201835 Views

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2018 Speaker’s Youth Parliament to be Televised Live Across Nunavut

IQALUIT, Nunavut (November 20, 2018) – The Honourable Joe Enook, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, today announced that the 7th Speaker’s Youth Parliament will be televised live across the territory on Thursday, November 22, 2018, at 1:30pm (EST). The proceedings of the biennial Youth Parliament will be held in the Chamber of the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201853 Views

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AB Government – Sidelines to centre field: Youth attend Grey Cup

The Alberta government is teaming up with the Canadian Football League and local organizations to give kids the chance to be part of the Grey Cup. Nov 19, 2018 Young Edmontonians and their chaperones are receiving 50 tickets to the 106th Grey Cup game. The Amiskwaciy Academy, Kids Up Front, the Multicultural Health Brokers and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201827 Views

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University of Sudbury – Calling for submissions: “Indigenous Me” Youth Publication Contest!

The University of Sudbury, a member of the Laurentian Federation, is calling on Indigenous youth to submit a creative writing composition on the theme “What being Indigenous means to me!” Creative writing submissions can take the form of a short story, poem, short essay, open letter, song or written artwork. Submissions will be showcased in […]

by aanationtalk on November 19, 201886 Views

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Sudbury conference to empower First Nations youth – Sudbury Star

November 15, 2018 The N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre will be hosting an Empowering Your Spirit Youth Conference on Saturday at McEwen School of Architecture. “The three things that mean most to me are my family, my music, and my community. It’s so important to me to make sure that I’m always staying involved, and giving […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201840 Views

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Youth-Informed RCY Report Calls for Harm Reduction as Key Part of Comprehensive Substance Use Service System

VANCOUVER – The provincial government should develop a comprehensive system of substance use services capable of addressing the diverse needs of young people across British Columbia, says a report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth. The need for harm reduction to be a key component of this wrap-around system is among the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201834 Views

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NAN youth participating in international suicide prevention conference – Tbnewswatch.com

Seven Nishnawbe Aski Nation youth will travel to Australia for the Second Annual World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference. THUNDER BAY – In order to find new ways of hearing those who feel like no one is listening, a group of Indigenous youth from Northern Ontario are travelling across the world to listen to and speak […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201857 Views

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Government of Canada provides support for youth in four New Brunswick communities

From: Public Safety Canada November 14, 2018 Saint John, New Brunswick 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, Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, on […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201845 Views

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Youth protection officials failed suicidal Salluit teen, Quebec coroner concludes – CBC

Inadequate followup with Rhoda Tunu Parr could be symptomatic of larger problem in Nunavik, says É​ric Lépine Nov 12, 2018 Quebec’s youth protection services failed to provide adequate followup with a teen in foster care who had expressed suicidal thoughts, a coroner has concluded. Coroner É​ric Lépine​ said what happened to 14-year-old Rhoda Tunu Parr […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201832 Views

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Calling for submissions: “Indigenous Me” Youth Publication Contest!

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by ahnationtalk on November 1, 201842 Views

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New website helps First Nations communities address youth suicide

  New website helps First Nations communities address youth suicide St. John’s, NFLD (November 1, 2018) – A new website to support First Nations communities in preventing youth suicide is being launched today at the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) conference in St. John’s Newfoundland. Called Wise Practices for Life Promotion: Indigenous Leadership for […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 2018122 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases reviews highlighting the importance of supporting youth with mental health and complex needs

October 30, 2018 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has completed three investigative reviews and is publicly releasing the results as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act . The reviews focus on one serious injury, and two deaths involving First Nations young people. “Young people like Lee, Dakota and Susan […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 201896 Views

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Otawn: A Métis Fall Camp Experience

October 30, 2018 Nineteen Métis youth from across the province gathered at the Horwood Lake Lodge, near Timmins, for Otawn: A Métis Fall Camp Experience from Oct. 25-28. The camp celebrated Métis history, as well as traditional and contemporary Métis culture and way of life. The youth, in Grades 10 to12, enjoyed a packed schedule […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201849 Views

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MNBC: Métis Youth Calendar Contest

Métis Youth British Columbia (MYBC) would like to announce the Métis Youth Calendar Contest. MYBC created this opportunity as a way to display the talents of our incredible young artists in our 2019 calendar by featuring one artist each month! The contest is open to all Métis Youth who reside within the Province of BC […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 201855 Views

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Dozens of youth in care head to B.C Legislature to lobby government for more foster care support – CBC

‘The current system in its whole and its entirety is really failing so many youth’ Oct 24, 2018 More than 45 young people living in government care in Metro Vancouver are heading to Victoria on Wednesday to share their stories and lobby the provincial government for changes to the child welfare system. Twenty-three-year-old Dylan Cohen, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 201841 Views

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Tanya Talaga on the Indigenous youth suicide crisis

Credits: CBC News Tanya Talaga is the author of Seven Fallen Feathers and host of the 2018 CBC Massey Lectures. She spoke to CBC’s John Northcott about exploring the legacy of cultural genocide against Indigenous people and youth suicide across Canada. To read more: https://www.cbc.ca/1.4858998 For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2018331 Views

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Media Advisory – Government of Canada helps Indigenous youth across southern Ontario

From: Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will highlight how the Government of Canada is partnering with Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board on two projects to provide essential skills and job training opportunities to Indigenous youth across southern Ontario. A photo opportunity and media […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 201845 Views

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Preventing Problematic Substance Use in Youth

Chief Public Health Officer of Canada releases her 2018 report on the state of public health in Canada October 23, 2018 – Montreal, QC – Public Health Agency of Canada Problematic use of alcohol, cannabis and opioids is a serious issue in Canada. The more than 8,000 deaths from opioid poisoning since 2016 are preventable […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201884 Views

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Western Nunavut youth want better living conditions, “proper” parenting – Nunatsiaq News

October 23, 2018 “We want to see our community members and parents encouraging their children to go to school” CAMBRIDGE BAY—Youth in western Nunavut want more housing, less poverty and better, or what they call “proper,” parenting, in which parents take an active role to improve the quality of life and success of their children. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201869 Views

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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, 2018114 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, 201842 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, 201844 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, 201875 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, 201862 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, 201868 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, 201875 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, 201859 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, 201856 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, 2018128 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, 201867 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, 201894 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, 2018428 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, 2018100 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, 201880 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, 201882 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, 201895 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, 2018218 Views

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