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(SK) Advocate for Children and Youth Celebrates National Child Day

November 17, 2017 SASKATOON – As we mark National Child Day on Monday November 20th, Corey O’Soup, the Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth, along with, the Canadian Council for Child and Youth Advocates are encouraging federal, provincial and municipal governments, and all Canadians, to remember and adhere to the fundamental rights of children and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201735 Views

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Future looks bright for youth who attended RCMP Engagement Week

November 15, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Last week, 32 high school students from across Canada spent a week at Depot, the RCMP Training Academy in Regina. They experienced cadet training first-hand as part of the Force’s second annual National Youth Engagement Week. The students were immersed in the life of a cadet, eating and sleeping on site, trying […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201734 Views

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Saying goodbye, Keeywaywin First Nation remembers Kyle Morriseau – APTN

November 15, 2017 The Keewaywin First Nation came together to say goodbye to Kyle Morriseau. “His generosity of sharing and his smile and the friendship he had with the community,” said his father Christian Morriseau. “While he was here in the community before he left, he was well loved by each and every person that […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201721 Views

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Ceremony Marks Expert Panel Report Recommendations to Prevent First Nations Youth Injury and Deaths in BC

November 15, 2017 Coast Salish Territory – Victoria, BC – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and BC Coroners Service (BCCS) have released a new report that shares key findings and recommendations to prevent unintended First Nations youth and young adult injury and deaths in BC. A ceremony in the BC Legislature today marked the release of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 201748 Views

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National Child Day celebrations focus on the Right to be Safe

November 14, 2017 Edmonton…Child and Youth Advocate Del Graff is encouraging all Albertans to participate in National Child Day activities across the province this week. “The right to be safe is a fundamental need for all of us, especially children, and is a key factor for healthy growth and positive development,” said Del Graff. “When a […]

by aanationtalk on November 15, 201728 Views

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Wapikoni Mobile becomes official UNESCO partner

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 9, 2017  – The Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) and Wapikoni Mobile are proud to announce the forming of an official partnership between Wapikoni and the Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Wapikoni will provide consultative services to UNESCO with a view to providing a platform for Indigenous youth to express themselves on the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 201756 Views

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23rd Annual Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards: Youth from across the Province to be honoured

The 23nd annual Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards (MAYAA) will be held Thursday November 23, 2017 at Victoria Inn in Winnipeg. Since the early 90s, the MAYAAs have given out nearly 300 awards, thousands of dollars in scholarship and reached over 1600 attendees annually. MAYAAs are presented to 16 outstanding Indigenous youth between the ages […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201738 Views

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Media Advisory: RCMP National Youth Engagement Week at Depot

REGINA, Nov. 7, 2017 – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is pleased to invite members of the media to National Youth Engagement Week activities at Depot. This initiative provides the opportunity to 32 Grades 11 and 12 students from all over Canada to attend the RCMP Academy to learn about and experience the work of an RCMP officer. The youth will […]

by pmnationtalk on November 8, 201724 Views

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Gathering Our Voices – Press Release October 27, 2017

See the attached Gathering Our Voices Press Release, from October 27, 2017. Read More NT4

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 201765 Views

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OCYA-AB: Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative review involving deaths of three Indigenous youth

November 06, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has completed an Investigative Review involving the deaths of three young people and is publicly releasing the results of the reviews as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. Over seven months in 2015, three young people of Indigenous heritage from different […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 201781 Views

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MNA Youth Art Contest

November 1st, 2017 We’re looking for submissions for the Métis Week Youth Art Contest. Sketch, paint, or draw your favourite thing about Métis culture for the chance to have your artwork recreated as a lapel pin. To download the PDF poster, click here. Contest Information: Age categories: 3-7 years, 8-12 years, and 13-17 years. One winner […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 201741 Views

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OCYA-AB: Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative review involving the serious injury of a youth

Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate has completed an Investigative Review regarding a serious injury sustained by a young person and is publicly releasing the results of the review as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. Sixteen-year-old Dillon was seriously injured after he was stabbed during an altercation. At the time […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201741 Views

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OFIFC – Opportunity for Youth to engage with Government of Ontario on future policy and programming: October 30

October 26, 2017 – 14:45 YouthVoiceON is the place where Ontario youth aged 15 to 29 can discuss the issues they are concerned about, from finding their first job to dealing with the justice system. Youth can leave comments and questions on the website (http://youthvoiceontario.ca) or through Twitter by mentioning @YouthVoiceON. Thoughts and ideas from youth […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201746 Views

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Reviews of suicides of 2 Indigenous teens lead to more recommendations from child advocate – CBC

Reports detail lives scarred by desperate childhoods in homes troubled by abuse, substance abuse Oct 30, 2017 Alberta’s child and youth advocate is urging the province become more sensitive to the needs of at-risk youth after reviewing two more cases of Indigenous teenagers who took their lives. Del Graff’s reports, which do not use the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201758 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative reviews involving suicides of two Indigenous youth

October 30, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has completed two Investigative Reviews involving the deaths of two young people and is publicly releasing the results of the reviews as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. Donovan died by suicide when he was 17 years old while in youth […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201775 Views

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B.C. must help children and youth in care achieve academic success: report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 26, 2017 19:23 By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ More educational support is needed in British Columbia for children in government care so youths who have often suffered trauma in early life have a better chance of graduating high school, says the province’s children’s representative. Bernard Richard said each school district should […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201777 Views

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British Columbia’s Children and Youth in care need Better Support to Succeed in School

October 26, 2017 VICTORIA – The provincial government must take action to reduce significant gaps in the academic achievement of children and youth in care, including the provision of specific funding to each school district dedicated to supporting the learning needs of these students, recommends a report released today by B.C.’s Representative for Children and […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201736 Views

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IRC: Be The Voice Of Youth In Your Community

October 25, 2017 Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) is seeking the interest of youth from the Inuvialuit Settlement Region to participate on the Regional Youth Advisory Group. Some of the available seats have already been secured, but there is still space for those interested. Seats currently open include: Two in Aklavik Two in Inuvik Two in Sachs […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201760 Views

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OCYANL: The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Launches Translated Diversity and Inclusion Poster

October 24, 2017 OCYA is pleased to launch a translated version of its popular diversity and inclusion poster. In July, the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate launched a poster showing the colours of the Pride flag with an important message “This is a Positive Space that Welcomes and Supports Everyone.” The response to this poster […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 201749 Views

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Ontario Boosting Support for Children and Youth in Care

Province Investing in Transportation, Educational Liaisons to Provide Stability for Students October 23, 2017 2:30 P.M. Ministry of Education Ontario is boosting support for children and youth in care with new funding for student transportation and educational liaisons, to provide more stability and assistance at school so students can reach their full potential. Mitzie Hunter, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201769 Views

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MNBC: Supports for youth formerly in government care

Tuesday October 17th, 2017 Province News (posted:Friday, September 1, 2017 10:56 AM) Premier Horgan expands tuition waiver for former youth in care Young people leaving foster care now will have access to free tuition at all 25 of British Columbia’s public post-secondary institutions, Premier John Horgan announced (READ MORE) FACTSHEET: Supports for youth formerly in government […]

by aanationtalk on October 20, 201728 Views

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AIAI: We don’t need money and oil, We need the water and animals

London, Ontario October 11th, 2017 – The words spoken by Autumn Peltier in her speech at the July 2017 Chiefs Assembly gives an accurate reflection of the present day situation. We are proud of her and applaud her work as an advocate for clean and sacred waters. She is the only person from Canada who […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 201745 Views

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MNBC: Sashing Our Warriors – Call for Participants

Attention Métis Women and Girls! Help decision-makers gain a better understanding of violence against Métis women and girls. If you are a Métis female who has experienced violence (including witnessing violence within your family), and are willing to talk about it, we hope that you will take a moment to respond to the anonymous questionnaire on our […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 201759 Views

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WearingMyCulture campaign asks teens to proudly wear Indigenous traditional clothes – CBC

October 15, 2017 A Saskatchewan teen is standing up for her First Nation heritage with a ribbon skirt and the help of social media. For the month of October, Kisis-Isquao Cappo from Muscowpetung First Nation will be wearing traditional clothing to her high school in Balgonie, Sask. to raise awareness of the issue of racism. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201752 Views

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Government of Canada supports innovative project to address homeless youth

October 13, 2017                       Ottawa, Ontario           Employment and Social Development Canada Far too many young people face homelessness in Canada, including over 25,000 youth who used shelters in 2014. This is why the Government of Canada is supporting the development of new and innovative approaches to reducing youth homelessness through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy’s (HPS) Innovative Solutions to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 13, 201754 Views

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Government of Canada helps 80 Indigenous youth overcome barriers to employment

October 12, 2017    Millbrook, Nova Scotia    Employment and Social Development Canada Giving Canadian youth the tools they need to find and keep good jobs will help grow the middle class and strengthen our economy. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced that the Native Council of Nova Scotia will help […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201766 Views

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Québec Native Women reacts to the enactment of Bill 99

Kahnawake, October 6 2017 – Québec Native Women is greatly pleased with the enactment of Bill 99: An Act to amend the Youth Protection Act and other provisions, and wishes to congratulate the collaborative effort between First Nations and the government of Québec. Our organization having presented a memoire in the context of this work last fall (Le Droit à l’Identité Culturelle Autochtone […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201762 Views

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Children’s representative calls for youth mental health system in B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 4, 2017 VICTORIA _ A 17-year-old boy who took his own life on the grounds of a children’s hospital in Vancouver didn’t get the mental health treatment he needed from the time he was two years old, says British Columbia’s representative for children and youth. Bernard Richard’s report released Wednesday investigates the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 201793 Views

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Representative Calls on New Ministry to Lead Improvements to Child and Youth Mental Health System

October 04, 2017 VICTORIA – British Columbia’s newly formed Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions should take the lead role in developing and implementing a comprehensive mental health system for children and youth in this province, recommends an investigative report released today by B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth. That system should offer a full […]

by pmnationtalk on October 5, 201746 Views

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The Assembly of First Nations Québec-Labrador applauds the collaboration between the provincial government and First Nations leading to the enactment of Bill 99

WENDAKE, QC, Oct. 4, 2017  – The Assembly of First Nations Québec-Labrador (AFNQL) and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) welcome the enactment of Bill 99: An Act to amend the Youth Protection Act and other provisions. The statute represents a fruitful collaboration between First Nations and the government of Quebec in the drafting of new […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 2017100 Views

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Portage: A Youth Journey – MNO

Between July 17-21, 2017, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Historic Sault Ste. Marie Métis Council (HSMC) worked with MNO staff in the MNO Sudbury office to stage a one week youth summer camp called Portage: A Youth Journey. Portage: A Youth Journey was open to 12 participants between the ages of 9 to 14. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201743 Views

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Canadian Roots National Youth Conference – Sudbury, ON

Over 200 Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth from across Canada will unite on Robison Huron Territory to take part in reconciliation-based workshops, panels, key note speeches, and community visits. This year’s conference will be hosted at the main campus of Laurentian University.  It is the second year that our youth conference will take place in Sudbury. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201762 Views

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Your 2017 MAYAA hosts are…

Julie Desrochers Julie Desrochers is 22 years of age. She has recently completed her Bachelors of Education at the University of Manitoba while working as the Coordinator of Riel House National Historic Site of Canada. Julie is now a grade 1 teacher at a French immersion school in the Louis Riel School Division, Ecole Varennes. […]

by aanationtalk on September 28, 201773 Views

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The Advocate’s Office has an Involvement Opportunity – Young People’s Advisory Process

September 26, 2017 The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (the Advocate’s Office) is seeking new young people who will help develop a formal Advisory Process for the Office. The Advisory Process will be a structure to provide young people the opportunity to  give advice to the Office on its operation and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201769 Views

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MNO Youth Wellness Engagement technical platform launched

September 21, 2017 Statistics in Canada show that one in five Canadians suffer from Mental Health issues. For various reasons, including stigma and insight, only 20% of those suffering seek and receive help.  Looking specifically at the Métis population here in Ontario, the numbers show that Métis youth are even less likely to seek help. In […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 2017132 Views

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WE Launches Third Annual Royal Awards Calling on Next Generation of Young Canadian Change-Makers

– Sponsored by RBC, The Prince’s Youth Service Awards recognizes outstanding youth who are making an impact in their communities – – Young Canadians can apply for the Awards by visiting we.org/princesyouthserviceawards – TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2017  — Today WE and Prince’s Charities Canada are proud to announce that award applications for The Prince’s Youth Service Awards are officially open. Now […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 2017104 Views

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Team Nunavut Youth Ambassador Program – 2017/2018

September 18, 2017 The Department of Community and Government Services is looking for enthusiastic and active Nunavut youth to be ambassadors and volunteers at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. The Nunavut Youth Ambassador Program is open to Nunavut youth between 15 and 22 years of age. To be eligible applicants must: complete an application form; […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201794 Views

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FCC Ignite fuels excitement among youth

FCC Ignite fuels excitement among youth Sep 19, 2017 Farm Credit Canada (FCC) will be hosting a series of events to add fuel to the enthusiasm and passion for agriculture among young people. Ignite, the FCC Young Farmer Summit, is a series of five free events across Canada aimed at attracting and engaging the next generation of […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 2017362 Views

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Government of Canada provides opportunities for youth in Saint John-Rothesay

Youth facing barriers to employment benefit from job skills training and employment opportunities  September 12, 2017     Saint John, New Brunswick    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.  Today, Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John-Rothesay, on behalf of the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 2017103 Views

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Corner Brook Aboriginal Youth Group

Click Here to View Our Event Listing The Corner Brook Aboriginal Youth Group invites all aboriginal and non-aboriginal people ages 9-17 to attend our weekly meetings on Thursday nights, starting September 14,  from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.  Meetings are held at the Qalipu Community Room, 1 Church Street, Corner Brook. Anyone interested in learning […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 2017147 Views

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FPYN: A Conversation with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network

Date(s): Wednesday, September 27, 2017 The Sexual Health Network of Ontario invites service providers to join us for A Conversation with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network Topics may include: Culturally safe sexual health education, healthy relationships and violence prevention, and reclaiming rites of passage, traditional knowledge and coming of age ceremonies. Wednesday September 27th […]

by aanationtalk on September 12, 2017176 Views

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Students complete RAVEN Aboriginal Youth Initiative – Tłı̨chǫ Government

This outreach program is designed to build bridges into the Aboriginal communities in Canada and to make Aboriginal youth aware of potential military or civilian careers with the Department of National Defence. The program is a total of 6 weeks long and gives you a very good idea at life in the Canadian Forces. You […]

by pmnationtalk on September 11, 2017114 Views

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ASWCO: Cultural Camp Sep. 8-10

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM CAMP SCHEDULE Are you interested in learning about Indigenous wilderness living skills this Fall? Have you ever cooked a goose over an open fire? What about setting up a duck blind or cooked bannock on a stick? Our 3 day hands-on experience includes learning about plants and trees for […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017205 Views

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Ontario and Grand Council Treaty 3 Continue to Work Together to Support Anishinaabe Children, Youth and Families

Province and Grand Council Treaty 3 Sign Relationship Agreement September 7, 2017 11:00 A.M. Ministry of Children and Youth Services Ontario and Grand Council Treaty 3 are working together to transform the system of services for Anishinaabe children and youth in northwestern Ontario. Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, and Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017393 Views

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NCC: Looking for youth in Lake Melville to attend Youth Hunter Skills Workshop on Sept 9!

September 05, 2017 We are looking for FIVE NunatuKavut youth between the ages of 12 and 17 in Upper Lake Melville to attend a Youth Hunter Skills Workshop in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on September 9. Contact Shane Pilgrim to register for this great opportunity! He can be reached at 709-899-3452 or labradorhuntingandfishing@gmail.com NT5

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 2017169 Views

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“Original Voices” Indigenous Youth Circle

September 05, 2017 After feeling culturally isolated and misunderstood in their local high schools across Ottawa, several Métis, First Nations and Inuit youth banded together to improve the educational experiences of Indigenous youth in Ottawa. Along with the Métis Nation of Ontario’s (MNO’s) Ottawa Métis Family Wellbeing Coordinator and other Indigenous service providers, these youth […]

by pmnationtalk on September 5, 2017145 Views

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Keeping shelters safe, inclusive for LGBTQ2S youth

Sep 01, 2017 A new resource for Alberta’s housing and homelessness system will help ensure LGBTQ2S youth feel safe and accepted when using services. The LGBTQ2S Youth Housing and Shelter Guidelines are the first of their kind in Canada. Nearly one in three homeless youth in Canada identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2017208 Views

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Minister Carolyn Bennett Appoints Three Independent Indigenous Youth Advisors

August 31, 2017, Ottawa, ON, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that the voices of Indigenous youth from coast to coast to coast are heard and incorporated into the decision making process. To that end, Minister Carolyn Bennett has appointed three independent youth advisors; Maatalii Okalik, Gabrielle Fayant, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 2017331 Views

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Métis Nation British Columbia releases report on Métis Youth Programming

August 30, 2017 Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) has released the finding of the “Métis Youth Programming” research project. The “Métis Youth Programming” research was conducted in order to create effective and culturally-relevant employment and education programs for Métis Youth that are delivered to and by MNBC’s Métis Chartered Communities. The “Métis Youth Programming” survey […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 2017180 Views

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Indigenous youth return home to Nova Scotia after Tall Ships adventure – CBC

Group placed second in their class in the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Aug 31, 2017 Thirteen Indigenous youth from Nova Scotia are home after sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, placing second in their class in the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. The voyage from Canada to France aboard the Dutch Tall Ship Gulden Leeuw […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 201795 Views

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