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Announcing Award for Outstanding Work by an Indigenous Youth Reporter supported by RBC Future Launch

TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2019  – Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is pleased to announce the first ever award for Outstanding Work by an Indigenous Youth Reporter. The award is funded by the RBC Foundation in support of RBC Future Launch, a commitment to helping young Canadians prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. Journalists for Human Rights […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201914 Views

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N’we Jinan Festival & Youth Conference 2019 // Firemakers Album Launch

Credits: Nwe Jinan Between April 18th and April 21st, 2019, 200 Indigenous youth from 32 First Nations communities across Turtle Island gathered in Winnipeg, Manitoba for the N’we Jinan Festival & Youth Conference. In collaboration with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation, Taking It Global and several local […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201932 Views

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Youth helping with local reforestation in Sarnia-Lambton – Sarnia and Lambton County This Week

October 17, 2019 A new program is hoping to equip youngsters with tree saplings instead of candy bars for door-to-door school fundraisers. The Teenage Tree Program – a joint initiative by Return the Landscape, Maajiigin Gumig greenhouse, the Hub, and the Unitarian Fellowship of Sarnia and Port Huron – began months ago, with Hub users […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201916 Views

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Youth Select New Youth Executive Council

October 11, 2019 Kenora — Youth from across the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3 gathered at the Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation Roundhouse on Pow Wow Island Sept 28 for the Traditional Selection Process of the Youth Executive Council. The youth were supported by community Elders Ida Skead and Gilbert Smith, as well as the community […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201923 Views

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Meet The Members Of Saskatchewan’s First Provincial Youth Council

October 15, 2019 Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant announced today members of the 2019-20 provincial Youth Council, a group of 12 high school students committed to improving their communities and empowering other young people in the province. As members of the 2019-20 provincial Youth Council, students will have the opportunity to address meaningful […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201934 Views

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Indigenous teen robotics team prepares for international competition

Credits: Global News A group of Calgary students is preparing to compete in the 2019 FIRST Global challenge, an international robotics competition being held in Dubai. As Heather Yourex-West explains, the team of Indigenous teens hopes this will open doors for other Indigenous youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEAM).

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2019142 Views

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NU Government: Traditional practices workshop for Elders and Youth

Are you a youth between 18 to 30 years of age who would like to participate in Inuit traditional drum dancing, chanting and throat singing? An Elder who would like to pass down traditional knowledge to young Nunavummiut? The Department of Culture and Heritage, Elders and Youth Division, is inviting calls for interest from all […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201961 Views

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Indigenous Youth Leadership Training Needs More Funding

B.C. — October 9, 2019 — Registration for Gathering Our Voices (GOV): Indigenous Youth Leadership Training sells out every year. The growing demand for the event speaks to the positive impact it has on the Indigenous youth who attend. Unfortunately, while demand for the event has increased, funding has lagged behind, forcing co-hosts to lower […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201917 Views

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Tuktoyaktuk teens will show their climate change doc at UN conference – CBC

7 teens made 20-minute documentary, which will air in Chile in December at COP25 Oct 09, 2019 A group of seven teenagers from Tuktoyaktuk has been invited to show a documentary they made on climate change at a United Nations convention this winter. In June, the teens took part in a workshop where they learned […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201929 Views

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Indigenous issues refusing to be ignored this election – CBC

Key concerns resonating beyond reserves, northern communities as urban Indigenous population grows Oct 09, 2019 At recent all-candidates meetings in urban Ottawa ridings, there’s been no shortage of questions on Indigenous policies, reconciliation and the treatment of Indigenous children. Next to the big concerns over climate change and affordability, Indigenous issues ranked among the five […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201924 Views

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New partnership supports positive youth development in Yukon

In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yukon, the Government of Yukon is delivering workshops on the territory’s new youth-focused 40 Developmental Assets Model in eight communities this October. The two-hour workshops focus on 40 “assets,” which are factors deemed essential to young people’s success. The assets model was created by the Minneapolis-based Search […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201934 Views

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It’s now or never’: Youth speak up on climate change in Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T. – CBC

Young people want the next federal government to focus on climate change Oct 04, 2019 It’s a big year for 19-year-old Nathan Kuptana — it’s the first time he will vote in a federal election. The Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., resident and his friends have one dominant priority in mind, regardless of which party forms the next […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201925 Views

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We will fight for hope’: Music video project gives youth their voice – CTV News

October 2, 2019 A group of youth from Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation have created a music video with a message of hope for their community. Fight for Hope was produced with funding from the RCMP’s Family Violence Initiative Fund and help from N’we Jinan, a non-profit organization focused on giving Indigenous youth an artistic platform. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201931 Views

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Curriculum aims to prevent suicide of First Nations youth – U Windsor

According to Statistics Canada, suicide is the leading cause of death among young people. Within this demographic, First Nations youth are at a three times higher risk for attempting and completing suicide than their non-Indigenous counterparts. A new curriculum for teachers or other professionals working with First Nations youth aims to reduce that risk. Developed […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 201935 Views

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MKO Commends Youth Taking Part in the Global Climate Strike

September 27, 2019 Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is commending youth across the province and the globe in their efforts to raise awareness on the importance of taking action to protect Mother Earth. “Climate change is an urgent issue we must address immediately,” stated Grand Chief Garrison Settee. “First Nations people lived […]

by pnationtalk on September 30, 201920 Views

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Labrador youths march in Montreal climate protests – CBC

2 youths take to protest’s front lines as part of the Indigenous Climate Action group Sep 27, 2019 Two young people from Labrador have made the trek to Montreal to march with the Indigenous Climate Action group on the front lines of that city’s climate protest Friday, expected to be one of the largest in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201936 Views

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BCAFN Call for Expressions of Interest: Two Youth Representative Positions (Final Notice)

Call for Expressions of Interest for 2 Youth Representative Positions FINAL NOTICE The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is accepting expressions of interest for the positions of: 1) Male Youth Representative (3 year term ending after BCAFN AGM 2022) 2) Female Youth Representative (1 year term ending after BCAFN AGM 2020) Gender-diverse individuals are […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201950 Views

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Steelworkers Support and Applaud Climate Day of Action

TORONTO – “The United Steelworkers (USW) stands in solidarity with the youth of the world, Indigenous peoples as well as many in the global south, who are facing the complete destruction of their environment as a result of climate change,” said Ken Neumann, USW National Director. This Friday, Sept. 27, students, First Nations, unions, workers […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201947 Views

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Indigenous youth get hands-on link to Peoples’ Garden – Winnipeg Free Press

Assiniboine Park garden construction helps workers gain job skills, transition to city life When Ashelle Dick moved from her community of Grand Rapids to set down new roots in Winnipeg, the 18-year-old was nervous about her new surroundings. “It was overwhelming,” the Indigenous woman said. On Wednesday, however, she looked to be at ease and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201933 Views

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AFOA Canada to Honour Three Outstanding Recipients Of The 14th Annual Nutrien Indigenous Youth Financial Management Awards

AFOA Canada to Honour Three Outstanding Recipients Of The 14th Annual Nutrien Indigenous Youth Financial Management Awards Ottawa, ON – September 26th, 2019 – AFOA Canada will recognize three recipients of the 14th Annual Nutrien Indigenous Youth Financial Management Awards on Wednesday, October 9th during a special luncheon at AFOA Canada’s 20th Anniversary National Conference […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 2019117 Views

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Pauktuutit Receives Funding to Focus on Cannabis in our Communities

OTTAWA – Pauktuutit is pleased to announce that we have received funding through a Contribution Agreement from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program for a project entitled, Cannabis in Our Communities: A Focus on Inuit Youth and Maternal Health and Well-Being. This three-year project seeks to assess knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in Inuit communities […]

by pnationtalk on September 24, 201952 Views

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Global Climate Strike on September 27 – The youth are talking to us: let’s listen!

Wendake, September 24, 2019 – A few days before the long-awaited Global Climate Strike in Montreal, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) is concerned about the interest generated by the event among certain groups who see it as an opportunity to have a voice that could potentially stifle that of the youth. “Our children […]

by pnationtalk on September 24, 201951 Views

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Indigenous Swimming & Water Safety Program

Credits: Canadian Red Cross / Croix-Rouge canadienne For many Indigenous people in Canada, being in, around or on the water is a part of everyday life. The Red Cross’ Indigenous Swim program is helping teach kids water safety skills, and training youth to be aquatics leaders in their communities.

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 2019123 Views

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‘Time to take action:’ Children advocates call for national youth suicide strategy – rdnewsnow.com

WINNIPEG — Children’s advocates from across the country are urging the federal government to create a national strategy to deal with what they are calling a youth suicide crisis. “I’ve sat with parents and family members overwhelmed with the grief of losing their child to suicide. And I keep thinking it doesn’t have to be […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201947 Views

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James Arthur, Emilio Estevez, Rupi Kaur, Sarah McLachlan, David Suzuki and WE Charity’s Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger celebrate young people leading social change at WE Day Toronto

– WE Day Toronto will stream live at 9:00 a.m. ET today at we.org/watchweday – – WE Day Toronto is free to students thanks to partners led by Co-Title Sponsors RBC and TELUS– – WE Carpet photos will be available at 10 a.m. ET and WE Day Toronto photos will be available at 4 p.m. […]

by aanationtalk on September 19, 201993 Views

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Southern Chiefs’ Organization signs ‘groundbreaking’ child welfare agreement with Macdonald Youth Services – CBC

‘If 90% of kids in care in Manitoba are Indigenous, then Indigenous people have to have a say’: SCO adviser Sep 18, 2019 A group that represents 34 First Nations in Manitoba has signed a new partnership with a child welfare agency that it hopes will lead to better treatment for Indigenous children in care. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201951 Views

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Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates releases national paper on youth suicide

WINNIPEG, Sept. 17, 2019  – The Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) published A National Paper on Youth Suicide that calls on governments at the national, provincial and territorial levels to take concrete action to prevent youth suicide in Canada. The paper consolidates research by the CCCYA members that led to the identification […]

by pnationtalk on September 17, 2019105 Views

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Nunavik youth council looking for members – Nunatsiaq News

September 12, 2019 Qarjuit president updates Kativik regional councillors on group’s activities The group that represents Inuit youth from Nunavik and Chisasibi is looking for more members ahead of their annual general meeting from Sept. 23 to 26 in Quaqtaq. The Qarjuit Youth Council president, Aleashia Echalook, presented a quarterly report to the Kativik Regional […]

by pnationtalk on September 13, 201939 Views

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WE Day Toronto announces initial lineup including Emilio Estevez, Rupi Kaur, Sarah McLachlan, Noah Schnapp, David Suzuki, Tegan and Sara and WE Charity’s Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger uniting to celebrate youth and teachers creating lasting social change

– Click here to apply for media accreditation to attend WE Day –– WE Day Toronto is free to thousands of students and teachers thanks to partners led by National Co-Title Sponsors RBC and TELUS – TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2019  – Today, WE Day, the greatest celebration of social good, announces the initial dynamic lineup set to hit the stage at WE […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201961 Views

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‘Stop putting kids in jail’: Indigenous boy asks the UN to help end youth incarceration – video – Support The Guardian

‘I came here to speak to you because the Australian government is not listening,’ 12-year-old Indigenous boy Dujuan Hoosan told the United Nations human rights council in Geneva. ‘It [the government] never listens to kids like me but we have important things to say,’ he said. Speaking on behalf of the Human Rights Law Centre, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201957 Views

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Suicide-prevention resources for Indigenous youth – rdnewsnow.com

Sep 11, 2019 CALGARY- The Alberta government is using comic books to help prevent suicide among Indigenous and Metis youth. Alberta has one of the highest provincial rates of youth suicide in Canada and the rate among Indigenous youth is five to six times higher than the general population. Two graphic novels aimed at youth […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201937 Views

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High suicide rates for Indigenous youths sparks action from Alberta government – Calgary Herald

September 10, 2019 With Indigenous and Metis youths five to six times more likely to die by suicide than non-Indigenous youths, Alberta is faced with a public and mental-health crisis, according to an expert. Within the Indigenous community, the bulk of suicide deaths involve youths, whereas middle-aged men make up the majority of suicide deaths […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201940 Views

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Giving young Canadians the skills and experience they need to launch meaningful careers

From: Employment and Social Development Canada September 10, 2019 Thunder Bay, Ontario Employment and Social Development Canada Canada’s continued prosperity depends on young Canadians launching meaningful careers. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need for a fair chance at success, we are investing in our greatest asset—our people. Today, the Honourable Patty […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201935 Views

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Suicide-prevention resources for Indigenous youth

Two new graphic novels developed for First Nations and Métis youth will help start conversations about suicide prevention. More than 100 Indigenous youth from across Alberta, in addition to First Nation and Métis producers, writers and artists, were engaged in the development of the stories. “Youth suicide is a tragedy and these new tools share […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201964 Views

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Meet 5 Indigenous youth who are spreading hope in communities on World Suicide Prevention Day – CBC

Sept. 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day Sep 10, 2019 Sept. 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day. It’s an important day for Indigenous youth involved with We Matter, an Indigenous youth-led non-profit organization founded by Dene/Métis siblings Kelvin and Tunchai Redvers in 2016. The organization has over 30 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit youth who […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201987 Views

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Progress underscored at delivery of the Report Card on the Implementation of the Recommendations from First Nations Youth Inquest – Anishinabeknews.ca

September 5, 2019 THUNDER BAY — The Year Three Report Card on the Implementation of the Recommendations from the First Nations Youth Inquest in Thunder Bay featured an overall grade of A-, up from B+ in Year Two and C+ in Year One. Northern Nishnawbe Education Council and Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School and Keewaytinook […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 2019124 Views

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Minister re-announces Indigenous youth funding, says it’s ‘key’ to reconciliation – Star Phoenix

Pre-election rules forbid advertising in the immediate prelude to the writ dropping, but do not ban repeating announcements. Indigenous youth activists hope federal funding will make their voices heard in Ottawa. At a news conference in Saskatoon on Tuesday, Minister of Crown-Indigenous relations Carolyn Bennett said Indigenous youth are “key” to achieving reconciliation in Canada. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201940 Views

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Minister Bennett announces funding for investments in Indigenous Youth

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada September 3, 2019 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is firmly committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced funding to advance the Truth and Reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201967 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada will announce funding to benefit Indigenous youth in Val d’Or

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, will announce how the Government of Canada is helping Indigenous youth in Val‑d’Or overcome skills and employment barriers when transitioning to the labour market. The announcement is being made on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour. A photo […]

by pnationtalk on August 29, 201949 Views

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SIGA hosts third annual charity pancake breakfast in support of White Buffalo Youth Lodge

August 28, 2019 — Saskatoon, SK — SIGA is thrilled to host our third annual charity pancake breakfast for White Buffalo Youth Lodge (WBYL). Everyone is welcome to join us for breakfast on Friday, August 30, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at SIGA’s new office located at 103 Aspen Place. Proceeds from the pancake breakfast […]

by pnationtalk on August 29, 201940 Views

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Minister O’Regan to highlight the Community Sheds Project for vulnerable Inuit Youth in Nain, Hopedale and Rigolet

August 19, 2019 — Nain, Labrador — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous peoples to support community-driven economic development projects that will help build healthier, more sustainable communities. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, visited the community of Nain, Labrador, to highlight the successful Community […]

by pnationtalk on August 26, 201944 Views

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Alexander youth takes flight with Bold Eagle – St. Albert Today

“I’m following my ancestors,” says Auigbelle A new Bold Eagle has landed at Alexander First Nation, and he says he wants to serve his community as a cop. Alexander’s Theron Auigbelle, 17, was one of about 160 youths to graduate from the Bold Eagle program on Aug. 15 at the 3rd Canadian Division Training Centre […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201965 Views

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NAN Youth Appointed to Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy Committee

THUNDER BAY, ON (August 22, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Walter Naveau, on behalf of the NAN Executive Council, congratulates Rachelle Metatawabin, Fort Albany First Nation who was appointed to the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy Committee this week: “We are pleased to congratulate Rachelle on being appointed to this committee and are […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201986 Views

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Federal Government Gives WE Charity $3 Million To Create ‘Youth-Led Enterprises’ – HuffPost Canada

Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the announcement with WE co-founder Craig Kielburger. The federal government says it is giving $3 million to a charity that supports young Canadians developing socially conscious businesses. Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the announcement on Wednesday with Craig Kielburger, co-founder of the WE Charity. The money will go to the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201935 Views

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Government of Canada invests in Indigenous-led solutions for gender equality amongst youth

August 20, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Women and Gender Equality Canada The Government of Canada believes that everyone has a role to play in championing gender equality and in taking action to ensure that all people – regardless of their gender or sexual orientation – can succeed in Canada and around the world. That’s […]

by pnationtalk on August 20, 201981 Views

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MAYAA 2019 Nomination deadline is October 11, 2019.

Nominee Information The nominee must provide the following information. The outline below is offered as a guide to assist the youth in completing this section. Please have the information typewritten. OUTLINE (Limit 350 word maximum) Introduction • Age, date and place of birth • Nation (First Nation, Metis, Inuit) • Where childhood was spent or home community […]

by pnationtalk on August 20, 201963 Views

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Kanien’keha:ka women’s gathering of Elders and youth

With the project “Listening to the Wisdom of Niokominanak (Our Elders)” Quebec Native Women (QNW) will be gathering elder Indigenous women (women aged 55+) and young Indigenous women (aged 18 to 35) from the Eeyou nation in Kahnawake on September 7th, 2019. Registration deadline is August 30th! To register complete this online form. Contact us for more […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201953 Views

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Government of Canada supports Ki-Low-Na Friendship Centre’s work with urban Indigenous youth

From: Department of Justice Canada August 13, 2019 – Kelowna, British Columbia – Department of Justice Canada To make a positive difference in the lives of urban Indigenous youth involved with the criminal justice system, intervention and rehabilitation programs need to be culturally relevant and appropriate. Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201932 Views

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B.C. youth launches podcast to talk about experiences in the foster care system – APTN News

August 12, 2019 Jordan Williams grew up in British Columbia’s foster care system, and she’s talking about it. The 19-year-old Victoria teen is the host of a new podcast called the “The Kid Advocate,” which is hosted on B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth website. “I have a story to tell and I want to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201969 Views

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New youth outreach program coming to Kenora, Ont. as province announces new mental health and addictions money – CBC

The program will help fill previous ‘gaps’ in mental health and addictions funding and services Aug 12, 2019 There will be a new youth outreach workers (YOW) program coming to Kenora, Ont. in the near future, as the Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA) – a health and social services provider for affiliated First Nations – received […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201937 Views

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