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Statement by Minister Hajdu about the Youth 7 Summit

From: Global Affairs Canada April 16, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The G7 foreign ministers today issued the following statement: “We, the G7 foreign ministers, of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in condemning, […]

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PLT Canada to place 1,000 youth in green jobs through SFI network – Pulp & Paper Canada

Apr. 16, 2018 – Project Learning Tree (PLT) Canada says it will be placing 1,000 youth in green jobs using the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s (SFI) network of program participants, conservation leaders, Indigenous partners and community groups. PLT Canada has received approximately $7 million in federal funding through the Government of Canada’s Summer Work Experience Program […]

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Helping Youth Succeed Across Ontario – Province Investing In Grassroots Support, Mentorship and Skill-Building Projects

Province Investing In Grassroots Support, Mentorship and Skill-Building Projects April 16, 2018 Ontario is supporting new opportunities for youth across the province to engage with their communities, build healthy relationships, learn new skills and achieve academic and career success. Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, was at Young and Potential Fathers in Toronto […]

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OTF: Youth Opportunities Fund supports 39 nonprofit projects with over $12M in grants

Thanks to the Youth Opportunities Fund, 39 nonprofit projects across Ontario will receive more than $12 million. Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services announced the grants at Young and Potential Fathers, a Youth Opportunities Fund grantee, in Toronto today. Young and Potential Fathers is Canada’s first father-centric family centre that makes a positive […]

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Children’s Aid Societies Welcome OHRC Report, Take Action to Combat Overrepresentation in Child Welfare

TORONTO—The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) and Children’s Aid Societies (CASs) welcome the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s report, Interrupted childhoods: Over-representation of Indigenous and Black children in Ontario child welfare. The report shines a light on the complex and multi-faceted issues that have contributed to over-representation in child welfare. We are aware of […]

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They danced in Classified’s new video and prayed for the missing and murdered – CBC

April 12, 2018 Summer Sylliboy and Jaici Syliboy, both 11, in music video about missing, murdered Indigenous women Eleven-year-old Summer Sylliboy says it was a “blessing” to be in a music video played this week for her Grade 6 classmates — one that’s so thought-provoking, a few wiped tears away as they watched it in their […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201854 Views

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Empowering Indigenous Children across Canada

Credits: Islamic Relief Canada Published on Mar 29, 2018 The smiles on their faces is everything! This is reconciliation in action, supporting education for schools in remote and semi-remote Indigenous communities. We are so honoured and grateful to join this important work by I Love First Peoples, that helps raise national awareness for the plight […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 2018106 Views

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Representative’s Submission on B.C. Poverty Reduction Strategy

April 6, 2018 My Office applauds the B.C. government for taking the first steps towards creating a strategy to reduce poverty in B.C. by soliciting the views of citizens. I am pleased to offer this submission on behalf of the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) to help inform this strategy. The […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201869 Views

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Representative’s Submission on B.C. Cannabis Regulation Engagement

April 5, 2018 In April 2017, the federal government tabled Bill C-45, An Act Respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and Other Acts, in the Canadian parliament to legalize and regulate the recreational use of cannabis in Canada. In July 2017, the Canadian Council of Child and […]

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Government of Canada-funded opportunities for youth in Calgary

April 10, 2018            Calgary, Alberta           Employment and Social Development Canada Building a strong middle class means giving Canada’s youth the tools they need to find and keep good jobs. That’s why the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, highlighted a local project today that gave youth in Calgary job […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201871 Views

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Manitoba News Release: Provincial Funding to Support Crime Prevention Program for At-risk Youth in Steinbach

April 9, 2018 Investment Reflects Government’s Broader Support for Community Mobilization Projects: Stefanson, Goertzen STEINBACH—The Manitoba government is investing $50,000 to support Headway, a program that brings together social service agencies, police and community organizations to provide comprehensive supports for at-risk youth and their families, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson and Health, Seniors and Active Living […]

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13-year-old beauty queen from Alberta First Nation raising awareness about youth suicide – CBC

‘My best friend committed suicide last May … I want to prevent this from happening to anyone else’ A 13-year-old beauty queen from a central Alberta First Nation is raising awareness about youth suicide after the death of her best friend. Shareena Ermineskin, from the Montana Band in Maskwacis, had originally wanted to enter the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201875 Views

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International opportunities for Indigenous youth – The Peterborough Examiner

An exciting opportunity awaits Indigenous youth who would like to experience life on another continent. Canada World Youth is offering six-month international development internships for Indigenous Canadians to volunteer in Peru or Colombia. The Pathways to Indigenous Youth Leadership Program covers the costs of travel, food, accommodation, medical insurance, vaccinations, pre-departure orientation, monthly pocket allowance […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 2018112 Views

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National walk to promote youth mental health – Kenora Daily Miner

March 28, 2018 Making the trek from one end of the country to another has become a way to promote various issues and causes. The Hope in the Darkness walk, which will raise police awareness and support for youth mental health, particularly Indigenous youth mental health, will do things a little differently. On Sunday, April […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2018105 Views

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Engaging youth to capture indigenous history focus of lecture at the University of New Brunswick

March 27, 2018 FREDERICTON — For Maine ethnohistorian Micah Pawling, there is an urgency to record today’s indigenous history. He’s working with the Passamaquoddy in a project that will involve them in recording their own cultural history by capturing knowledge from their elders. “Our project is about empowering people to engage in, and to actually […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 2018115 Views

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Round the clock safe space to honour slain Indigenous teen in Winnipeg – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 27, 2018  WINNIPEG _ A 24-hour safe space for Winnipeg youth is being dedicated to the memory of a 15-year-old Indigenous girl whose body was found in the Red River. Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott announced $340,000 in funding to expand the program at Ndinawe Youth Resource Centre. Tina Fontaine stayed in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 2018109 Views

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NAN Youth and Elders Gathering

The Youth and Elders Gathering on Health Transformation will be held on April 26-27 in Thunder Bay at the Nor’Wester Hotel & Convention Centre, 2080 Hwy 61. This meeting will bring together youth and Elders from across the NAN Territory to share knowledge, identify gaps and begin to develop solutions for addressing health transformation and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 2018113 Views

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SKTC: 14th Annual Oliver “OC” Cameron Swing “Fore” Kids

June 1st, 2018 Dakota Dunes Golf Links 4-Person Texas Scramble Download Team Entry Form (DOC) Schedule of Events: 9:00 a.m. Registration 10:30 a.m. Memorial 11:00 p.m. Shotgun Start Supper & Awards to Follow $1000.00 Per Team Includes: Green Fees, Power Cart, Skins, Vegas Hole & Supper Events Include: Vegas Holes Men’s/Senior’s/Women’s Long Drive Skins Exciting […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 2018109 Views

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FNHC: Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey 2018 Youth Leaders Program

The FNHC is now accepting applications for First Nation leaders aged 16 to 30 years to participate in the inaugural Youth Leaders Program at Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey IX, May 15-17, 2018. There are 10 spots available – one male and one female from each BC region. The 10 Youth Leaders selected will […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 2018132 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Philpott to Announce Funding for Indigenous Youth Resource Centre in Winnipeg

From Indigenous Services Canada Winnipeg – Please be advised that the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, will announce funding to support Ndinawe Youth Resource Centre expansion in memory of Tina Fontaine. A brief media availability will take place following the announcement. Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. (CDT) Where: […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 2018106 Views

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Northern Youth Speaks At UN – 89.5 The Lake FM

March 26, 2018 Nishnawbe Aski Nation is supporting one girl’s call to protect our water sources. 13-year-old youth advocate Autumn Peltier from the northern community of Wikwemikong First Nation voiced her concerns at the United Nations General Assembly. Peltier told the UN she hopes her great-grandchildren will still have clean water, a message NAN officials […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 2018125 Views

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Youth Water Advocate Addresses United Nations General Assembly – NetNewsLedger

23 March 2018 NEW YORK, NY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum expressed support for youth advocate Autumn Peltier who brought her plea for the protection of water to world leaders this morning at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. “The sacredness of water and Mother Earth must be honoured. The […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 2018130 Views

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Yukon gov’t under fire amid allegations of violence, mistreatment at youth group homes – CBC

‘The concerns that we’ve heard are serious and they are troubling,’ said Health Minister Pauline Frost Mar 23, 2018 The Yukon government was pummeled in the Legislature on Thursday, in the wake of a CBC News report detailing allegations of violence and mistreatment in some government-run youth group homes. Opposition politicians repeatedly called on the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 2018120 Views

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NAN: Youth Water Advocate Addresses UN Assembly

NEW YORK, NY (March 22, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum expressed support for youth advocate Autumn Peltier who brought her plea for the protection of water to world leaders this morning at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. “The sacredness of water and Mother Earth must be honoured. The […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018110 Views

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Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Indigenous Youth Autumn Peltier has message for Prime Minister Trudeau on pipelines

March 22, 2018 – Autumn Peltier, a 13-year old water advocate from the Wikwemikong First Nation in northern Ontario, is addressing world leaders today at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on World Water Day. Autumn is part of the official launch of the United Nations International Decade for Action on Water […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2018144 Views

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Indspire’s Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering to be hosted in Winnipeg March 22, 2018 900 Indigenous youth to attend

Indspire’s Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering to be hosted in Winnipeg March 22, 2018 900 Indigenous youth to attend (Ohsweken, ON – March 20, 2018) Indspire, the largest funder of Indigenous post-secondary education outside the federal government, announced a new multi-year agreement naming TD Bank Group as their Lead Bank Supporter, and Presenting Corporate Sponsor […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2018148 Views

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Minister Philpott congratulates youth delegates of annual ‘Gathering Our Voices’ Indigenous leadership conference

From Indigenous Services Canada March 20, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Indigenous Services Canada Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, provided her congratulations to the youth delegates at the annual Gathering Our Voices conference being held this week in British Columbia. The event is bringing together more than 1,000 youth, chaperones and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2018131 Views

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NPAAMB partners with Habitat for Humanity “BUILDING FUTURES” for Indigenous Youth Program

The Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board (NPAAMB) is pleased to announce the federal government investment of the “BUILDING FUTURES” program for urban Indigenous youth in southern Ontario. NPAAMB will design, deliver and evaluate the impact of the socially innovative approach to skills training over 4 years. The federal government is contributing $5,791,003 to provide […]

by pmnationtalk on March 19, 2018130 Views

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NPAAMB partners with Niagara College “JOURNEY TO SUCCESS” Essential Skills Indigenous Youth Training Program

The Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board (NPAAMB) is pleased to announce the federal government funding of the “JOURNEY TO SUCCESS” program for urban Indigenous youth in southern Ontario. NPAAMB will design, deliver and evaluate the impact of a culturally relevant and demand driven essential skills training program over 48 months. The federal government is […]

by pmnationtalk on March 19, 2018119 Views

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The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Youth Education Forum

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization is hosting a Youth Education Forum on March 28 and 29 in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the Radisson Hotel in Downtown. We would like to extend an invitation to one member from each of the 34 SCO Southern First Nations, between the ages of 16 and 30, to attend the 2018 SCO […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 2018123 Views

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Creating job opportunities for youth in London and southwestern Ontario

Fanshawe College receives federal funding to connect more young people to hands-on work experience March 16, 2018          London, Ontario         Employment and Social Development Canada As part of the Government of Canada’s plan to strengthen the middle class and help those working hard to join it, London and southwestern Ontario youth pursuing their career goals will […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 2018116 Views

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Awards to recognize youth, Indigenous heritage – Government of AB

Mar 15, 2018 Two new categories have been introduced as nominations open for the 2018 Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRF) Heritage Awards. Awards recognizing the contributions of youth in support of heritage preservation and appreciation, and projects protecting and showcasing the heritage of Alberta’s Indigenous peoples will be presented along with awards for heritage conservation, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2018141 Views

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Sagamok youth – financial support to create a new business – My Espanola Now

Sagamok-Anishnawbek First Nation youth have an opportunity to set up a business and also receive financial assistance to do it. Youth between 16 to 24 years of age are invited to apply. They must also be a member of the First Nation. Businesses of all kinds from lemonade stands to lawn care and more are […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2018126 Views

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Be part of the UIYFC Advisory Circle! – NORDIK Institute

Urban Indigenous Youth for Change, a project led out of NORDIK Institute, purpose is to engage Indigenous youth, ages 13 to 35, to empower them with the skills needed to become social entrepreneurs. By engaging the youth with the social economy we can encourage them to increase their capacity in social enterprise development. In simple […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 2018112 Views

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Advocate for Children and Youth Wants to Raise Awareness on the Issue of Youth Homelessness – Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

SASKATOON—Corey O’Soup, Saskatchewan’s Advocate for Children and Youth, is showing his support to the 5 Days for the Homeless campaign which aims to educate, support, and spread awareness on how the issue of homelessness impacts our communities. The 5 Days for the Homeless campaign is occurring at several universities across the country. Both the University […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 2018121 Views

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To help Nunavik youth, build more housing, Quebec commission hears – Nunatsiaq.com

March 13, 2018 The next thing to fix is education, witnesses say MONTREAL—Build more houses and Nunavik will have less need for youth protection. That’s what youth protection commission staff told the Viens commission in Montreal yesterday. The commission is looking at the mistreatment of Indigenous people by Quebec authorities. It will produce recommendations on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201862 Views

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Werklund Foundation and WE Partner to Further Expand Youth Service Learning Programs Across Canada

TORONTO, March 13, 2018  – Today, Werklund Foundation and WE announce a new partnership that brings to life a shared dream of engaging every young Canadian across the country in service learning. Through combined values rooted in youth engagement, the two organizations are teaming up to set the foundation for a comprehensive national youth service strategy to equip all young […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 2018141 Views

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Charla Huber: Songhees seeking opportunity to host Indigenous youth from across continent – Times Colonist

March 11, 2018 Over the past few years, I have seen a lot of changes in our society when it comes to how Indigenous people are perceived and treated. I have had conversations with many other Indigenous people, who also note that things are moving in a better direction. Unfortunately, when I get too optimistic […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 2018115 Views

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Rye Charity Event Raise Funds and Hope for Nibinamik Youth – The Eyeopener

Members of Toronto’s Indigenous communities gathered in Ryerson University’s Kerr Hall gymnasium on March 3 to stand in solidarity and raise funds for the youth of Nibinamik First Nation. Funds from the event went directly to programming for Nibinamak youth, whose community had recently gone through a youth suicide crisis. The event, called “Finding Our […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 2018136 Views

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Manitoba News Release: Province to Proclaim The Advocate For Children and Youth Act March 15

March 6, 2018 Legislation Expands Role of the Children’s Advocate to Enhance Health, Well-being of Children: Fielding The Manitoba government will proclaim The Advocate for Children and Youth Act to come into force March 15, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today.  The act expands the mandate of the children’s advocate, an independent officer of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 2018127 Views

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Provincial Inquiry public hearings resume in Montreal

VAL-D’OR, QC, March 6, 2018 – The Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec: listening, reconciliation and progress will be back in Montreal to hold two more weeks of hearings at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, starting on March 12. Calendar of hearings Week 16 Monday, March […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 2018123 Views

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I feel scared:’ Indigenous youth call for change after high profile acquittals – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 5, 2018 By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Recent acquittals in the high-profile deaths of two young Indigenous people have some of their peers across Canada questioning whether reconciliation is possible. “I feel scared. I feel scared for urban Indigenous young people who are affected by too many systems […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 2018128 Views

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Dozens march in Yellowknife in support of Indigenous youth – CBC

Gathering comes a week after Tina Fontaine’s accused killer acquitted in Winnipeg Mar 02, 2018 A crowd of about 25 people hit the streets in Yellowknife Thursday at noon to show support and solidarity with Indigenous youth. Signs such as “We Are Not Disposable” and “No Justice on Stolen Native Land” passed through downtown on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 2018138 Views

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Government of NU: Call for Proposals – Independent Science Programs for Youth Fund

Call for Proposals – Independent Science Programs for Youth Fund Are you a not-for-profit organization working with youth on science and technology initiatives? The Department of Economic Development and Transportation’s Independent Science Programs for Youth (I-SPY) fund is now accepting applications until March 31, 2018! The I-SPY fund supports initiatives that: engage Nunavut students in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2018126 Views

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Akeesha Footman, Education Outreach Coordinator, Indigenize Our Minds, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

Miigwanehsiik (Little Feather), aka Akeesha Footman is Marten Clan, and currently lives in Toronto. Her family roots are in Manitou Rapids, Treaty 3 Territory in Northwestern Ontario and Europe. She is a visual artist, jingle dress dancer, storyteller and proud Anishinaabe Oshkiniikwe. Akeesha is currently the Indigenize Our Minds Education Outreach Coordinator at the Native […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 2018539 Views

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Ryerson University to help remote First Nation grappling with overcrowding and youth suicide – Toronto Star

Ryerson University has scheduled a charity event to help a remote First Nation community in need. Feb. 26, 2018 Ryerson University students will raise money for a remote Ontario First Nation grappling overcrowded homes and youth suicide. The event, slated for Mar. 3 at Ryerson’s Kerr Hall Gym, will feature live music performances by Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 2018115 Views

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RCMP Foundation launches youth program for Acadia First Nation

On March 1, the RCMP Foundation is launching a youth program in Gold River which is part of Acadia First Nation. The program is funded in partnership with the RCMP Foundation, through a generous donation from Mr. John Risley, a local businessman. Mr. Risley requested his donation be used to fund programming for Indigenous youth in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 2018274 Views

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MNBC: North Island Metis Association Updates and Upcoming Meetings

February 23rd, 2018 NIMA Event Updates (Feb – Apr, 2018): Women’s Series Tuesday Hot Bowl Holder! NOTE: NIMA will be starting a new grant cycle of programming in April … we are looking for your feedback about attending 3 outdoor-style events during Summer 2018: 1. San Josef Bay Gathering 2. Rugged Point / Kyuquot 3. […]

by aanationtalk on February 23, 2018116 Views

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Labrador Inuit Youth Symposium taking place in Makkovik – Nunatsiavut Government

February 23, 2018 This year’s Labrador Inuit Youth Symposium aims to strengthen, empower, and inspire delegates to express their concerns on a wide range of topics. The annual event, taking place in Makkovik March 1-5, will gather five youth from each of the five Labrador Inuit communities and Upper Lake Melville, along with one from […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 2018139 Views

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New Brunswick First Nation youth call for equality and fairness – Globalnews.ca

February 13, 2018 As part of a country-wide initiative New Brunswick First Nations people rallied outside the provincial legislature in support of their youngest members. Have a Heart Day was started in 1998 to bring attention and awareness to First Nations youths and the challenges they face. Kendra Levi-Paul, 11, of Listuguj First Nation traveled […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2018132 Views

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