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Act now on Indigenous youth suicide crisis: Editorial – TheStar.com

On remote First Nations reserves, Indigenous children are taking their own lives in appalling numbers. Governments must step in to help. July 24, 2017 Nothing is more endlessly heart-scalding in human existence than the loss of a child. When that loss is to suicide, the grief is compounded by bafflement, guilt and shame. When youth […]

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Garden River FN: Chief & Council Golf Classic

Garden River FN: Chief & Council Golf Classic Proceeds go to Garden River’s Youth Programs Friday August 11, 2017 Deadline: August 4, 2017 Poster NT5

by aanationtalk on July 26, 2017102 Views

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Government of Canada supports Project Venture, a youth crime prevention project in Clearwater River Dene Nation and La Loche, Saskatchewan

July 25, 2017     Regina, Saskatchewan     Public Safety Canada Today, at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Meeting, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced that $2.2 million over 5 years has been made available under the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS) for the Clearwater River Dene Nation Project Venture (CRDN Project Venture). This […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201798 Views

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Kashechewan First Nation Youth Journey Down the Albany River

Kashechewan First Nation Youth Journey Down the Albany River July 24, 2017- Mushkegowuk Council, Moose Factory, Ontario Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon congratulates and welcomes back the Kashechewan Youth who paddled the mighty Albany River which started from Constance Lake, Ontario. “Grand Chief Solomon says these Youth paddled for 14 days, 415 kms down the Albany […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 2017101 Views

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Pikangikum First Nation youth show strength, support in face of tragedy – CBC

Young people visit, haul water, mow lawns, ‘fix what was broken’ for families affected by suicide Jul 21, 2017 A group of young people in Pikangikum First Nation are trying to help their community in the face of recent tragedies. Four teens have died by suicide in the northern Ontario First Nation this month. But […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 201758 Views

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Youth Conference for 89th MNA Annual General Assembly

July 18, 2017 On August 11, 2017, Métis youth ages 15-35 are invited to participate in a Career Exploration Conference at the 89thAnnual General Assembly of the Métis Nation of Alberta.  The conference aims to inspire and expose youth to a variety of education and career options, mentors, education and employment support services, as well […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201766 Views

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FNHA: First Nations Youth create captivating Smoking Prevention Video to win $1,000 Prize

July 19, 2017 The First Nations Health Authority is pleased to announce the winners of its ‘Youth Respecting Tobacco’ Video Contest. Casey Sampson, Ida Williams and Wesley Edwards of Stz’uminus First Nation of Vancouver Island – all in grade 6 at Stz’uminus Community School – worked as a team to create the winning video. They […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 2017124 Views

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Enhancing Safety and Quality of Care for Children and Youth Across Ontario – Government of Ontario

Province Reforming Licensed Residential Services July 19, 2017 Ontario is releasing a new plan to strengthen residential services — including foster care, group care, custody and respite care — to provide children and youth with safe and healthy places to live, support their growth and help them reach their full potential. Today, Ontario released Safe […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 2017130 Views

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Ontario First Nation reeling following suicides of at least 4 young people – Global News

A remote First Nation community in northwestern Ontario has been devastated following the deaths of at least four young people ages 12-16 who have taken their own lives so far this month. Deputy Grand Chief Anna Achneepineskum of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) said that two girls, both 16, died in Pikangikum, near the Ontario-Manitoba […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201787 Views

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Is a premiers’ summit worth boycotting? – Macleans.ca

Indigenous leaders maximized attention by snubbing this year’s provincial and territorial confab. But this isn’t the table they really want a seat at. July 17, 2017 Brad Wall is the dean among premiers—he’s represented Saskatchewan since 2007—and he joked at his 10th Council of the Federation meeting that his province’s populace may not be as […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201748 Views

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Youth reclaim traditional skill through Fort William First Nation canoe building program – CBC

‘Lost tradition’ making a comeback as teens craft canoes from scratch Jul 14, 2017 Dylan Bannon beams with pride, standing in front of two birch bark canoes, placed side-by-side at the powwow grounds on Fort William First Nation in northwestern Ontario. The 19-year-old had a hand in making both canoes, as part of a program […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 201736 Views

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MNO: The First Ontario Metis Youth Leadership Conference

July 11, 2017 The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Youth Council is hosting its first annual Ontario Métis Youth Leadership Conference to be held on Wednesday August 16 and Thursday August 17 in Kenora, Ontario. Youth who attend will participate in the Youth Leadership Conference starting on Wednesday, August 16 and will also attend the 2017 MNO […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 201740 Views

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Waubetek: Youth Enterprise Camp

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by aanationtalk on July 12, 201751 Views

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NAN: Call for Applications for the Oshkaatisak (All Young People’s) Council

The NAN Oshkaatisak Council is seeking applications for two new members to join our Youth Council. As a Youth Council we have the following objectives: To be recognized and affirmed as a voice for Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) youth living in First Nation communities and urban areas. To promote unity, strength, and success, amongst NAN […]

by pmnationtalk on July 11, 201744 Views

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Globe editorial: Indigenous youths keep taking their own lives, and we keep looking away – Globe and Mail

Jul. 09, 2017 In the space of six days last week, four Northern Ontario Indigenous youths made the grim decision to end their lives. The situation is a terrible shock to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, which numbers less than 50,000. It is an unspeakable tragedy for the affected families. It is a scandal. And yet […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201749 Views

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Local Mounties and youth to participate in Aboriginal Canoe Journey

July 04, 2017 Surrey RCMP is proud to be participating in this year’s Pulling Together Canoe Journey, hosted by Squamish First Nation, West Vancouver Police Department, and the Royal Canadian Navy from July 5-15. The journey will take paddlers from the Sunshine Coast to the City of Vancouver. This annual ten day journey brings together local […]

by pmnationtalk on July 7, 201752 Views

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation to ask Thunder Bay, Ont. and Fort William First Nation to declare state of emergency – CBC

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says the declaration could mobilize more funds for student safety Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says he will ask the City of Thunder Bay and neighbouring Fort William First Nation to declare a state of emergency to mobilize more funds for student safety. Fiddler says Nishnawbe Aski Nation can’t […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 201755 Views

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Warm welcome for MNO Canoe Expedition in TimminsWarm welcome for MNO Canoe Expedition in Timmins – MNO

MNO citizens, local MNO staff, community and council members were in attendance to welcome the 2017 Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Canoe Expedition to Timmins on June 6, 2017 to watch the paddlers arrive on shore. The MNO Canoe Expedition team brought historical artifacts, games and traditional music and along with local Summer Youth Cultural Program (SYCP) staff […]

by pmnationtalk on July 6, 201742 Views

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Whistler Off Road Cycling Association gets funding from Government of Canada to help youth get summer jobs

July 6, 2017        Whistler, British Columbia           Employment and Social Development Canada Helping young Canadians develop their skills and gain valuable workplace experience will ensure a strong economy and a healthy middle class. Canada’s future depends on a highly skilled and experienced workforce, and Canada Summer Jobs helps employers create job opportunities for youth […]

by pmnationtalk on July 6, 201763 Views

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It’s our time’: World Indigenous Games conference inspires youth – CBC

‘You can always succeed, you can always find opportunity in your struggles’ Jul 05, 2017 When Kyle Wolfe found out at 14 he was going to be a father, he knew he had to make some big choices. He faced parenthood while attending high school and playing competitive basketball. He remembers taking his son Kaedin […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 201731 Views

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Ontario First Nations Young Peoples Council’s thoughts on Canada 150

(TORONTO, June 30, 2017) “We the OFNYPC write this statement to you with the intention of encouraging dialogue, building hope, and pushing for interpersonal and governmental relationships that are built on reciprocity, respect, and liberation. We hope you will read this as a moment to educate yourself, a moment to reflect on your current ideas […]

by pmnationtalk on July 4, 201733 Views

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Meet the new Minister’s Youth Council members

June 29, 2017 Education Minister David Eggen issued the following statement to congratulate students selected for his new Minister’s Youth Council: “I am excited to announce that selection for the 2017-18 Minister’s Youth Council is now complete – and the list of all 32 council members is posted on the Alberta Education website.” “Students in grades […]

by pmnationtalk on June 29, 201741 Views

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United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights visits Tewegan Housing for Aboriginal Youth

OTTAWA, June 22, 2017 – Monday morning, residents of Tewegan Housing for Aboriginal Youth hosted a bannock and tea conversation with the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Kate Gilmore.  Sharing the unique life experiences faced daily by young Aboriginal women living in Ottawa, residents discussed the difficult issues of racism, discrimination, and […]

by aanationtalk on June 26, 201757 Views

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150 ‘Canada 150&Me’ Youth to Descend on Ottawa With Boundless Ideas and Energy to Fuel the Sesquicentennial Celebrations

OTTAWA, June 22, 2017 – One hundred and fifty youth between the ages of 14-19, chosen from across Canada, will arrive in Ottawa on June 24 for eight days of experiential learning, leadership development, and community engagement activities as part of Canada 150&Me. The year-long project is aimed at starting a national conversation among youth about the […]

by aanationtalk on June 26, 201772 Views

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Take the Hope Pact, N.W.T. man tells struggling Indigenous youth – CBC

‘You’re agreeing to believe that no matter how hard life gets, there’s always a way forward’ Jun 25, 2017 A man from Hay River, N.W.T., is encouraging Indigenous youth across Canada to take a hope pact. “There has been issues of suicide pacts across the country where young people decide together to take their own […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201743 Views

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A message to Inuit youth: you matter – CBC

Resilience is something that can be learned. We want to help Inuk children come to see themselves as worthy Jun 26, 2017 When people die by suicide, they leave a less rich world for all of us who are living in it. When I think of my friends and loved ones who have died, I […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201744 Views

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Wapekeka plea for help as suicide of child renews fears of death pact – Toronto Star

Northern First Nation band declares state of emergency over mental health crisis Wapekeka First Nation has declared a state of emergency after the suicide of 12-year-old Jenera Roundsky last week sent 35 kids into a mental health crisis and ignited fears that a suicide pact that gripped the community in January still exists. Wapekeka band […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201761 Views

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The Child and Youth Advocate on Challenges Facing Young People in Indigenous Communities

June 22, 2017 The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate is very concerned about the challenges facing young people in Natuashish and other Indigenous communities as well. This concern is reinforced with the recent suicide deaths and injuries of children and youth in Natuashish. The root issues are complex and historical, but the need […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201772 Views

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Showing the path forward – youth leaders indigenize the Senate

June 21, 2017 Nine Indigenous youth leaders from across the country came to Ottawa on June 7 to share their success stories with senators, and to outline their visions for a new relationship between Canada and its First Nations, Inuit and Métis during the Youth Indigenize the Senate 2017 event on Parliament Hill. It was […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201755 Views

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Reconciliation starts with dialogue – youth forum indigenizes the Senate: Emily Gjos

June 21, 2017 As we mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Canadians are celebrating the history and achievements of this young country. But for many Indigenous people in Canada, there is little to celebrate. It’s in moments of reflection like these that we have the chance to chart a brighter path forward — but it’s […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201757 Views

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Stratford Festival and DAREarts mark Canada 150 with program for Indigenous youth – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 20, 2017 To mark Canada 150, the Stratford Festival has set up a project in collaboration with DAREarts – an organization for children and teenagers who don’t fit in and don’t feel good about themselves. These kids are considered at risk of not reaching their potential. In 21 years, DAREarts has reached more than […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201780 Views

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We Matter Campaign: Join Indigenous youth across the nation taking the #HopePact!

What is the #HopePact? The We Matter #HopePact is a pact that Indigenous youth across Canada can choose to take, uniting them in a national movement. It is a reminder that you are never alone in what you are feeling or experiencing. By taking the #HopePact and wearing the #HopePact bracelet, you can feel like […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201783 Views

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Youth Prevention Program – $ 375,000 to help youth vulnerable to radicalization in Montreal

MONTREAL, June 19, 2017 – The PACT agency is awarded a maximum of $ 375,000 in funding for a project that will enable eight boroughs of the City of Montréal to benefit from services offered By the Network for Exchange and Support for Local Actions (RÉSAL), with a view to preventing the radicalization of young […]

by aanationtalk on June 19, 201759 Views

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Governor General to Honour Youth Participants from Imagine a Canada Initiative

June 19, 2017 OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will recognize the final 13 selections from the Imagine a Canadainitiative at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. The works of each participant will be presented. The Governor General, who was inducted as an honorary witness of the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201763 Views

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QalipuFN: RNC Junior Police Academy 2017 Opportunity for Youth & Volunteers

June 12, 2017 From August 8-11, The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and Qalipu Cultural Foundation are partnering to host the Junior Police Academy at Killdevil Camp.   This camp is designed to create stronger relationships with youth (ages 10-12 years old) and police as well as with other community partners. Participants will have an opportunity to take […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 201772 Views

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TłĮchǫ Youth in Transition

June 14, 2017 The deadline to apply has been postponed until June 23rd. Spaces are limited, Apply Now! Fill out application form here https://form.jotform.ca/51184176148255 Katimavik, Tłı̨chǫ Government Community Services Department and ONE Program have partnered to create TłĮchǫ youth in Transition. This program provides the opportunity for 10 TłĮchǫ Youth (ages 18-30) to: Participate in […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 201788 Views

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Indspire: Youth Tour stops in Yellowknife

June 13, 2017Special Performance by Mob Bounce ft. DJ Kookum Join us in Yellowknife on June 20 for Indspire’s fourth stop on our Youth Laureate Cross Canada Tour, a Canada 150 initiative. Along with Host Moderator, Suzette Amaya, three inspiring Indigenous Youth Laureates – Thomas Dymond, Elizabeth Zarpa and Fauna Kingdon.  This panel-style event is […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 201763 Views

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Kamloops’ Youth Homelessness Count Sets Stage for Action – The Tyee

Canada’s first youth homeless count shed slight on causes, solutions. The results are in from Canada’s first youth homelessness count, and they aren’t good. Almost 130 youth in Kamloops experienced homelessness sometime in 2016, with more than 50 homeless when the survey was conducted in October. But the organization behind the survey believes the data […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201763 Views

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A door screwed shut, a tiny window, an ignored smoke alarm, and two lost lives – Thestar.com

Fire service’s report on foster home blaze near Lindsay, Ont., reveals tragic details of two deaths and dramatic rescue. June 12, 2017 Firefighters arrived at the scene of a raging foster home fire in February to find a caregiver hanging halfway out of a small second-floor window and two victims sprawled on the floor at […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201739 Views

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KIA Congratulates New NIYC President

June 8, 2017 — The President of the Kivalliq Inuit Association, David Ningeongan, would like to congratulate Arviat resident Ruth Kaviok on being elected as the National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC) President. “On behalf of the Kivalliq Inuit Association we are very proud of Ruth and know that her skills, ambitions and achievements make her […]

by pmnationtalk on June 12, 201758 Views

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N’we Jinan project helps First Nations youth find voice through music – CBC

February 14, 2016 Youth from remote First Nations communities are getting a chance to express themselves in song through an initiative called N’we Jinan. The program was spearheaded by musician David Hodges and Joshua Iserhoff, who is the former grand chief of the Cree Nation Youth Council of Quebec. “I really believe … arts has […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201742 Views

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IRC Congratulates New President Of National Inuit Youth Council

JUNE 09, 2017 Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) would like to extend a congratulatory message to newly-elected National Inuit Youth Council president Ruth Kaviok. An advocate for suicide prevention, climate change prevention and the importance of education, Ruth will hold the position of president for the 2017-2019 term. Read The ITK Announcement The 19-year-old from Arviat, Nunavut is excited to work […]

by pmnationtalk on June 12, 201738 Views

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The NTI Board of Directors is pleased to Congratulate Arviat’s Ruth Kaviok

JUNE 8TH, 2017 The NTI Board of Directors is pleased to congratulate Arviat’s Ruth Kaviok upon her election as president of the National Inuit Youth Council. This is a prestigious and important role that Ruth will embrace with integrity and commitment. It gives the board such hope to see young Inuit taking on such courageous […]

by pmnationtalk on June 9, 201774 Views

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ASWCO: Indigenous Youth Leadership Project

Who We Are and What We Do. The Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario (ASWCO) has received funding to launch the Indigenous Youth Leadership Project in Ontario. The Indigenous Youth Leadership Project is divided into several components: A series of community-based discussions on Indigenous Youth Leadership A gathering for Indigenous youth and Ambassadors to learn […]

by pmnationtalk on June 7, 201777 Views

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National Inuit Youth Council Welcomes New President

June 6, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario — The National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC) has elected Ruth Kaviok as its new president for the 2017 – 2019 term. Ruth is a 19-year-old Inuk youth from Arviat, Nunavut. She advocates for suicide prevention, climate change prevention and the importance of education. In 2016, Ruth was John Arnalukjuak […]

by pmnationtalk on June 7, 201796 Views

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Call for Papers: Child & Youth Edition – Call for Submissions 12(2) 2017 – The First Peoples Child & Family Review

This special edition is a chance for children and youth across Canada to share their thoughts on the past 150 years, along with their hopes for the future. Please click here to dowload details and the registration form. The First Peoples Child & Family Review is published twice yearly by the First Nations Caring Society […]

by aanationtalk on June 6, 201789 Views

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Public Notice: Youth Grand Chief/Chairperson and Deputy Youth Grand Chief/Vice-Chairperson of the Cree Nation Youth Council (Eeyou Istchee)

Jun 05, 2017 TO ALL CREE YOUTH BENEFICIARIES (AGES 13-35) OF EEYOU ISTCHEE I, the Chief Returning Officer for the Cree Nation Government, do hereby certify the following results in respect of the election for the Youth Grand Chief/Chairperson and Deputy Youth Grand Chief/Vice-Chairperson. Youth Grand Chief/Chairperson ACCEPTED Kaitlynn Hester-Moses DECLINED Conrad Blueboy Shawn Iserhoff […]

by pmnationtalk on June 6, 201761 Views

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June is Leadership month at CWY!

June 5, 2017 June is Leadership month at CWY! We are excited to share with you that June 28 will mark the announcement of this year’s CWY Youth Leadership Award winners! Three awards will be presented to CWY alumni to recognize outstanding young leader’s involvement in transforming communities: Outstanding Indigenous Alumni Award (up to age 35) Guy-Bordeleau […]

by pmnationtalk on June 6, 201754 Views

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Public Notice of Election – Youth Grand Chief/Chairperson and Deputy Youth Grand Chief/Vice-Chairperson of The Cree Nation Youth Council (Eeyou Istchee)

June 06, 2017 TO ALL CREE YOUTH BENEFICIARIES (AGES 13-35) OF EEYOU ISTCHEE I, the Chief Returning Officer for the Cree Nation Government, do hereby certify the following results in respect of the election for the Youth Grand Chief/Chairperson. ACCEPTED Kaitlynn Hester-Moses DECLINED Conrad Blueboy Shawn Iserhoff Alex Moses In consequence, I declare Kaitlynn Hester-Moses […]

by pmnationtalk on June 5, 201773 Views

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Vital Youth program wraps up for 2017!

On May 24, participants of the Vital Youth program were invited to the Songhees Wellness Centre to celebrate all they accomplished through this annual initiative. Each year, dozens of students in school leadership classes or youth advisory committees participate in this innovative program to engage local youth in the world of philanthropy. The Victoria Foundation […]

by pmnationtalk on June 5, 201752 Views

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