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First Nations youth: Apply for the COVID-19 Support Fund by June 15, 2020

May 26, 2020 The We Matter team is excited announce the immediate launch of the Indigenous Youth Rise: COVID- 19 Support Fund. This is a unique grant that provides Indigenous youth in Canada ages 13 to 30 with up to $500 for online projects that will help support their peers during the pandemic. We Matter […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 202050 Views

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Government of Canada enhances Youth Employment and Skills Program to help create new positions for youth in the agriculture sector

From: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada News release May 26, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada is taking steps to ensure the resilience of the food supply chain and to provide support to keep the agriculture sector strong. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 202042 Views

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Metis Nation of Ontario Summer Youth Program takes a different route during COVID-19

The Metis Nation of Ontario’s Summer Youth Program is back this year though as the world takes the necessary precautions against COVID-19, the program is a little different this year. As the youth prepare to work from home this year MNO staff and supervisors in the Education and Training department have been hard at work […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 202035 Views

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ACS: COVID-19 Social Impact Youth Survey Results

Find out the insights from the survey of over 1,000 youth from across Canada, highlighting the significant implications of the COVID-19 crisis on the lives of Canada’s young people! Details NT5

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202056 Views

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SCO Youth Council’s #StayHome Contest Round 2 Winning Submission

Miigwetch and congratulations to Chloe Wesley of Poplar River First Nation for your beautiful short story submission to the SCO Youth Council Contest Round 2—the Youth Council and SCO wish you the best in all of your endeavours! It was a cloudy March day in the town of Morris. There was a girl with light […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202044 Views

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#RisingYouth Awareness Partner !

Youth (15 to 30) who might be interested in accessing grants to implement their ideas for community service projects, you are invited to apply to become a #RisingYouth Awareness Partner through March 31, 2021! This program is supported by Canada Service Corps, an initiative of the Government of Canada with the aim of helping youth […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 202051 Views

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Skills Ontario hosts virtual “First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Student Conference” for Indigenous youth

Ontario (May 8, 2020) – Skills Ontario is pleased to host the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Student Conference for Indigenous youth on May 12th. The purpose of the virtual conference is to give Indigenous youth the opportunity to learn about the career paths in the skilled trades and technologies, while celebrating a shared cultural […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202032 Views

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​​Tips and Tricks by Youth for Youth​ – FNHA

May 07, 2020 First Nations youth are experiencing unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, FNHA’s youth advisory committee, Life Promotion for All My Relations, gathered over a video-call to discuss these challenges and to share how they are maintaining their mental wellness during these unusual times. Brandon Gosnell (Ts’ing Kwiiaas) is a founding member […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 202048 Views

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AMC expresses heartfelt condolences for the 22 young women featured in report by MACY

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) offers condolences to the families and friends, on the loss of life of the 22 young women that are featured in the Stop Giving Me a Number and Start Giving Me a Person Report released by the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 202041 Views

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Review of 22 suicide deaths shows persistent gaps in youth mental health and addiction services, need for change

Advocate worries about COVID-19 effects on ‘overburdened and underfunded’ systems WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, TREATY ONE TERRITORY – To mark national Youth Mental Health Day, the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth released her latest special report on Thursday while urging Manitobans to not forget that while many of us are focused on news of the current […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 202097 Views

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2020 Arctic Winter Games Donates Sleeping Bags to Yukon First Nations Youth

This is a joint release between AWG 2020 and CYFN April 29, 2020 (Whitehorse, YT) – Loads of sleeping bags and other Artic Winter Games 2020 commemorative items are being distributed to children and youth throughout the Yukon, thanks to a partnership between the Whitehorse 2020 Arctic Winter Games (AWG 2020), the Council of Yukon […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 2020102 Views

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Indigenous slam poetry event aims to empower northern youth – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

The Saskatoon Indigenous Poets Society is using the challenges of COVID-19 as an opportunity to share the art form online with youth beyond Treaty 6. The Indigenous poetry community has been growing in the past few years. The society’s founder, Kevin Wesaquate, said he’s discovering just how passionate the poets are. “I thought it would […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202037 Views

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Tungasuvvingat Inuit Launches Inuksuk Campaign in Support of Urban Inuit Youth

April 28, 2020 – OTTAWA, ON Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) in Ontario is fighting back against the COVID-19 pandemic while supporting Urban Inuit Youth. The youth leadership team, part of the Youth Life Promotion at TI, is excited to launch the Inuksuk Campaign. The Inuksuk is iconic and is a symbol of knowing our way and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 202070 Views

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GCT #3: Earth Day Clean Up Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to all our Treaty #3 Youth Earth Day Clean Up Contest Winners! 1st Place Winners: Wauker (12), Chezney (10) and Tanner (6) from Animakee Wa Zhing #37 2nd Place Winner: Benjamin (15) from Naotkamegwanning First Nation 3rd Place Winners: Dawnas (12) and Trinity (17) from Rainy River First Nation 4th Place Winners: Trinity (15) […]

by ahnationtalk on April 28, 202053 Views

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Online workshops for Nunavik youth start this week – Nunatsiaq News

28 April 2020 Mental and physical health and culture key aspects of 30-day series Over the next month, Nunavik youth can take part in online workshops centred on physical and mental well-being and culture, in a time that’s isolating for many. In response to the social distancing measures in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, youth […]

by ahnationtalk on April 28, 202083 Views

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National Ambassadors of Hope Extension!

We Matter is looking for Indigenous youth ages 16-26 from the Yukon, NWT, Nunavut, Maritimes, Newfoundland & Labrador, Quebec and B.C. to become National Ambassadors of Hope! National Ambassadors of Hope are healers and changemakers who are trained to deliver We Matter workshops and presentations, have access to $2,500 to support youth in their community, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 2020164 Views

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Grand Council Treaty #3 sponsors Clean Up Contest in recognition of Earth Day

April 22, 2020 is Earth Day. In recognition of our shared connection to the lands and water, and as stewards of the land, the Territorial Planning Unit is looking to sponsor an Earth Day Competition. The Territorial Planning Unit has been busy in the development of our climate change programs, working on waste diversion measures, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 202080 Views

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AMC expresses serious concerns regarding the unfair treatment of youth in the Manitoba Justice System during the COVID-19 pandemic

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is expressing grave concerns regarding the unlawful treatment of youth in the justice system during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Solitary confinement of youth in the Manitoba Remand Centre is harsh and disproportionate punishment for children,” said AMC Grand Chief Arlen Dumas. “As part of the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 202098 Views

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Amplifying Voices of First Nation Youth through Asset-Based Development

Apr 15, 2020 Qalipu First Nation, one of the largest First Nation groups in Canada, spans across 67 traditional Mi’kmaq communities in Newfoundland and Labrador, and abroad. Jasmine Collis (Indigenous Women in Community Leadership, 2019) is a Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Support Specialist for the more than 20,000 Qalipu First Nation members. Jasmine designed and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2020108 Views

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Manitoba to Extend Supports and Services to Youth Aging Out of the Child Welfare System

April 8, 2020 As part of its COVID-19 response, the Manitoba government is taking steps to extend supports and services to all young adults who would otherwise age out of the Child and Family Services (CFS) system during this difficult time, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “This pandemic is creating uncertainty for all Manitobans […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 202054 Views

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Chisasibi youth diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing total among Cree in Quebec to 5 – CBC

Youth has underlying health conditions, sent to hospital in Montreal as precaution Apr 07, 2020 A youth from Chisasibi and a close contact are the latest Quebec Cree to be diagnosed with COVID-19 bringing to total to six. The young person is a patient of the Cree health board and had travelled to Montreal for […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 202054 Views

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COVID-19 in Sask: Youngest age group sees its biggest bump in cases – CBC

Four more cases in general were reported Monday, bringing the province’s total tally to 253 Apr 06, 2020 The province reported four more people infected with the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing Saskatchewan’s total tally of cases to 253. 81 people in the province have no recovered from the virus. Four are currently in hospital, including […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 202055 Views

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CAP: Indigenous Youth Leaving Foster Care Left Homeless During COVID-19

April 1, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – Despite provincial ministers’ claims, youth aging out of the foster care system continue to be thrown out on the street, even in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) National Vice-Chief, Kim Beaudin. “The Canadian government implemented Bill C-92 to hand over […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 202048 Views

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Kids Help Phone seeks Indigenous volunteers to meet demand

350% increase in texts related to COVID-19 through Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone Toronto, ON (March 23, 2020) – During this unprecedented time it is more important than ever to support each other. Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone has experienced a 350% increase in young people reaching out with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 202036 Views

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BU student participates in prestigious UN youth discussion

March 30, 2020 Brandon University student Marshall Morrisseau had a remarkable opportunity as one of only two Canadian youths to participate in a United Nations event focusing on narcotic drugs nearly a month ago in Vienna. Courtesy of the Brandon Sun, here is a look at Morrisseau’s experience: Morrisseau learns a lot at UN summit […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202049 Views

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RCYBC: Youth Substance Use Services in B.C. – An Update

MARCH 24, 2020 This report provides an update to RCY’s 2016 inventory of youth substance use services in British Columbia. This new baseline of substance use services for youth will allow the Representative to measure and publicly report on progress made by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, the Ministry of Health and health […]

by aanationtalk on March 25, 202063 Views

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Junot transitional housing set to go, after appeal dismissed – Tbnewswatch.com

Facility will support up to 58 Indigenous youth THUNDER BAY – A planned transitional housing project on Junot Avenue is set to go ahead, after an appeal against a city zoning decision to allow the facility was dismissed. The project, which will be located between the EMS station and Boys & Girls Club building on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202044 Views

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Indigenous youth co-develop a new way to measure their health – CMAJ

Indigenous communities across Canada are adapting a new way of measuring child and youth well-being with a tool co-designed by Indigenous youth. Those behind the tool say Indigenous-developed health measures are desperately lacking, although vitally important as communities continue to contend with the mental health fallout of colonization. Called “Aaniish Naa Gegii” (Ojibwe for “How […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202055 Views

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Is the DYP part of your life? If so, you have rights – A new campaign for youth is launched

MONTRÉAL, March 18, 2020 – The Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse is launching today the campaign “Is the DYP part of your life? If so, you have rights”. This information campaign targets youth aged 12 to 18, throughout Québec, who have been the subject of a report to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202061 Views

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New program hopes to give Indigenous youth the skills to become future leaders – CBC

‘I’m excited to share everything I learned from this with my community,’ says Sandie Germain Mar 15, 2020 Dr. Stanley Vollant has spent much of the last decade travelling across Quebec sharing his message about healthy living and reconciliation, but he hopes to pass on that role to the next generation of Indigenous leaders. It’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 202046 Views

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MNBC Advisory – COVID-19 update from MNBC – Postponed Events

Re: COVID-19 update from MNBC – Postponed Events The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve here in BC., Canada and other countries in the world. We are at a critical point in the fight against the virus. We recognize that the risk of spread of this virus in British Columbia’s communities remains low at this time. […]

by aanationtalk on March 13, 202076 Views

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Event aimed at inspiring youth happens in Regina Thursday – 620 CKRM.com

March 12, 2020 An estimated 3000 students from schools throughout Regina and area will be at the Conexus Arts Centre Thursday for an event that gives a platform for inspiring stories, showcases local talent, and inspires youth to take action to foster better communities, locally and globally. Passion2Action INSPIRE is designed to give a platform […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202063 Views

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Gathering Our Voices 2020 cancelled due to health concerns with COVID-19

March 12, 2020 It is with heavy hearts and careful consideration that we cancel this year’s Gathering Our Voices (GOV) event, which was scheduled to take place from March 16 to March 19 on Secwépemc traditional territory in Kamloops, B.C. The decision to cancel GOV 2020 upholds the safety precautions recommended by provincial health authorities […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202082 Views

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200 Indigenous Youth Dancers From Across the Country to Perform for Year-End Showcase at Toronto’s Meridian Hall

TORONTO, March 11, 2020 – Outside Looking In, a nationally registered charity that empowers Indigenous youth to pursue education through dance, announced today that multi-platinum singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie will perform as a special guest of the organization’s year-end showcase on Wednesday, May 6 at Toronto’s Meridian Hall. According to Sainte-Marie, her desire to be a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202086 Views

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Deadline extended! – Call for Applications – QIA’s Social Policy Committee

March 11, 2020 EVENT: Call for Applications; Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Social Policy Committee, youth representative. The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is looking for energetic and dynamic individuals to fill the following committee position. To be considered, candidates must be actively and personally committed to represent the interest of Qikiqtani Inuit and have a sound understanding […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202083 Views

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Kids Help Phone & We Matter address Indigenous youth crisis

Through ongoing collaboration both partners will identify opportunities to work together to support Inuit, Métis and First Nations youth in their well-being Toronto, ON (March 10, 2020) – Today, Kids Help Phone and We Matter announce a partnership to strengthen support services available to Inuit, Métis and First Nations youth from coast to coast to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 2020186 Views

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Gathering Our Voices 2020 and Health Concerns with COVID-19

March 9, 2020 Gathering Our Voices (GOV) 2020 is set to kick off on Monday, March 16, on Secwépemc traditional territory in Kamloops, B.C. We are excited to host over 1,000 Indigenous youth delegates for four days of cultural celebrations, leadership workshops, and social events. Safety and health is always first and foremost in our […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 2020119 Views

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AYO celebrates 10th anniversary – Winnipeg Free Press

03/9/2020 Aboriginal Youth Opportunities (AYO) was created 10 years ago in response to the ongoing removal of services and supports in northwest Winnipeg, which ultimately left young people in a resource desert. Based in the North End, AYO runs several programs and events pertaining to mentorship, leadership, safety, arts and culture, education, and more. “AYO […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202069 Views

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Inauguration of the Youth Healing Services Centre for Eeyou Istchee in Mistissini

Mistissini, Eeyou Istchee (March 6, 2020) – Today, the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay and the Cree Nation Government inaugurated the new Youth Healing Services Centre for Eeyou Istchee in Mistissini. At an inauguration event at the new Centre, Dr. Abel Bosum, Chairman of the Cree Nation Government and Mrs. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 2020106 Views

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Indigenous youth lead the Wet’suwet’en movement – The Charlatan

March 6, 2020 Almost 1,000 Wet’suwet’en sovereignty supporters took to the streets of downtown Ottawa on Feb. 24, where Indigenous youth led the way as land defenders. The rally is one of the many events that took place across the country over the past several weeks, as Indigenous peoples and their allies demand the federal […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 202074 Views

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B.C.’s Indigenous Affairs minister defends meeting with Indigenous youth in Legislature despite 5 arrests – CBC

Mar 05, 2020 Dozens of demonstrators packed up Thursday, ending their 17-day protest The province is defending its decision to invite protesters inside the B.C. Legislature for a meeting that resulted in a sit-in and multiple arrests, as supporters of those arrested gathered in front of the building again Thursday morning. Seven members of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 202085 Views

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Arrival of police ends Indigenous youths’ sit-in at B.C. legislature – CBC

Demonstration was streamed live on Facebook before police arrive with handcuffs Mar 04, 2020 Five people have been arrested after a group of Indigenous youth occupied an office in the B.C. Legislature on Wednesday night. The demonstrators, members of the group Indigenous Youth for Wet’suwet’en, live-streamed the entire sit-in on Facebook, including police arriving and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 202068 Views

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Canada supports the Arctic Council’s Project CREATeS

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Suicide Prevention among Indigenous Youth March 4, 2020 — Iqaluit, Nunavut — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Suicide is a serious public health issue that impacts people of all ages and backgrounds and is a significant issue in Canada’s North and Arctic. Suicide prevention among Indigenous youth […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 202091 Views

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Spirit North program continues to find success in Manitoba – APTN News

February 29, 2020 Youth from four First Nations in Manitoba gathered in Winnipeg for one common goal – a day of sport and play. Spirit North Manitoba hosted it’s second annual multi-community festival at a recreational facility in the city. Nearly 100 students from Black River, Bloodvein, Berens River and Hollow Water also known as […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 202068 Views

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Building success for Indigenous youth – Niagarathisweek.com

Habitat build in Port Colborne gives hands-on help to newcomers Tapping the side of his white hard hat, Chaz Hill grins and gestures to the students. “I used to be like them, with the green hats,” he said with a good natured laugh. “But I got my white hat now.” The green-hatted cohorts were the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 202060 Views

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Indigenous youth protest at legislature in support of Wet’suwet hereditary chiefs – CityNews Vancouver

Feb 26, 2020 VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – A group of Indigenous youth are leading another protest on the steps of the B.C. Legislature, supporting the five hereditary chiefs opposed to a natural gas pipeline going through their land. Smoke from a ceremonial fire wafted into the air as a few dozen protesters stood on the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 202096 Views

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Indigenous youth and allies re-occupy B.C. Legislature steps overnight in spite of injunction – The Martlet

Group plans to stay until Premier John Horgan meets with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs The B.C. Legislative building was awash with red on the evening of Feb. 24 as about 400 Indigenous youth and allies returned to the steps of the B.C. Legislature, in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs opposed to the Coastal GasLink pipeline. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202085 Views

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UArctic Congress Youth Panel

What would you do if you were in charge? The Arctic Youth Network has partnered with the UArctic Congress 2020 to bring together a panel to participate in a plenary session on youth: how youth see the future of the Arctic, what they think should be done, and how they would do it were they […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202060 Views

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Premier Ball Hears Important Perspectives from Youth Council

24 February 2020 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, met today with members of the Premier’s Youth Council to listen to their perspectives on important matters facing Newfoundland and Labrador. At the launch of the meeting, Premier Ball welcomed new appointees to the council as well as those who will be serving […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202099 Views

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Hundreds attend youth reconciliation conference at Concordia University – CBC

Feb 24, 2020 6:52 Amid ongoing rail blockades across the country, hundreds of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth are coming together to talk about what reconciliation means as part of a nationwide conference being held at Montreal’s Concordia University. More than 300 young people from across Canada participated in workshops and discussions surrounding reconciliation on Saturday, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202069 Views

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