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Province Announces Funding to Reduce Youth Crime in Thompson

February 20, 2019 THOMPSON—The Manitoba government is distributing nearly $450,000 through the Proceeds of Crime Fund to police agencies across Manitoba including an investment of nearly $50,000 to support programs to reduce youth crime in Thompson, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced here today. “Our government is committed to keeping Manitobans safe and helping community leaders […]

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Atikamekw Nation in Quebec inspiring others with sovereign youth protection – APTN News

February 19, 2019 On the second floor of an office complex in La Tuque, QC., sit the archives of the Atikamekw Nation. Grand Chief Constant Awashish, 37, walks past dozens of filing cabinets and banker’s boxes before making his way straight to a series of cradleboards hanging on the wall. “Tikinakan,” Awashish says, pointing to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 201910 Views

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Office of the Child and Youth Advocate releases videos in Indigenous languages to improve service accessibility

February 19, 2019 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has released two videos about the organization in the Blackfoot and Cree languages. These videos, which include information about what a young person can expect when they call the OCYA and how the office can help advocate on their behalf, are unique new […]

by aanationtalk on February 19, 201928 Views

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Government of Canada supports climate action to help Ottawa youth become environment leaders

February 15, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario Climate change is one of the defining environmental challenges of our time. Increasing education, awareness, and climate action through independent third parties will support Canada’s efforts to protect the environment and transition to a cleaner economy. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced funding through […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201942 Views

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Manitoba to Undertake Comprehensive Review of Systems Serving At-risk Youth

February 15, 2019 Goal to Reduce Youth Crime and Recidivism, Address Overlaps with Child Welfare, Create Opportunities for Success: Ministers The provincial government is undertaking a review of the current youth justice system in Manitoba and its connections to the child welfare system, with the aim of ending cycles of crime for at-risk youth, Justice […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 201950 Views

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NAN, Oshkaatisak Council welcomes Youth Delegates

THUNDER BAY, ON (February 15, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox and the Oshkaatisak (All Young People’s) Council will welcome more than 100 youth delegates from across NAN territory to the annual Youth Gathering in Thunder Bay today. “Health is the theme for this year’s youth gathering. Laying the foundation for a […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 201934 Views

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Police hitting ice roads to visit Matawa youth – Tbnewswatch.com

The goal of Monday’s trip is to foster better relationships with students who will be coming to Thunder Bay at some point for high school. THUNDER BAY – Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service and Nishnawbe Aski Nation Police Service will spend Family Day travelling the ice roads of Northern Ontario to spread a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201921 Views

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Commissioner Audette’s message to youth at We Day in Montreal

Montreal, QC – Commissioner Michèle Audette sent a powerful message to youth at We Day celebrations in Montreal. “Thank you to the organizers for the opportunity to speak at We Day,” stated Commissioner Audette, “as an Indigenous woman, a Commissioner for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and as a […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 201937 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Funding to Promote Healthy Relationships for Vulnerable Youth

Project will support research activities aimed at preventing teen dating violence February 13, 2019 – London, Ontario – Public Health Agency of Canada Gender-based violence—violence against people based on their gender expression, gender identity or perceived gender—is a preventable and significant barrier to gender equality, yet it persists in Canada. This includes teen and youth […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 201940 Views

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#AIRsessions: Free Music Workshop Series Announced for Youth in Winnipeg’s North End

February 4, 2019 Manitoba Music and the National Art Centre are teaming up with facilitator and curator Ila Barker to present a 10-session music-based workshop series for youth ages 13-25 called #AIRsessions. Kicking off on February 7, the free sessions will happen twice monthly on Thursday nights 6 – 9 p.m. at the Indigenous Family Centre (470 Selkirk […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201946 Views

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Youth shaping education system: Minister Eggen

“Student voice plays a critical role in shaping every level of our education system. We want students to have the best education possible and members of the Minister’s Youth Council help us to ensure this is possible. “This past weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting with members of the Minister’s Youth Council for our […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 201960 Views

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Forest industry and Canadian Council of Forest Ministers open applications for Eighth Annual Skills Awards for Indigenous Youth

January 31, 2019 Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) are proud to open applications for the eighth annual Skills Awards for Indigenous Youth program. Since 2012, FPAC’s Skills Awards for Indigenous Youth has been recognizing exceptional Indigenous youth who go beyond to support their communities and contribute […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201954 Views

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OCYA_AB: Advocate releases ideas for taking action on issues affecting LGBTQ2S+ youth

January 31, 2019 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has released Community Conversations on Speaking OUT, an addendum to their 2017 special report on the experiences of LGBTQ2S+ youth in the child welfare and youth justice systems. The addendum focuses on stakeholders’ ideas for action based on the four themes and the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 31, 201969 Views

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Manitoba Métis Heritage Fund Partnering with St. Boniface Hospital Foundation for Embracing our Beginnings Gala

Winnipeg, MB – Today the Manitoba Métis Heritage Fund (MMHF) and Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) announced their partnership with St. Boniface Hospital Foundation for its 2019 Gala, Embracing our Beginnings. “We are pleased to partner with St. Boniface Hospital Foundation in support of their Youth BIOLab program,” said Denise Thomas, Chair, Manitoba Métis Heritage Fund. […]

by aanationtalk on January 31, 201942 Views

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RCYBC: Youth Homelessness Survey

We Want to End Youth Homelessness in British Columbia Are you between the ages of 13 to 25 with lived experience of homelessness or housing insecurity?  The Representative for Children and Youth wants to hear from you about what needs to happen to end youth homelessness in B.C. This is an invitation to participate in a 5 […]

by pmnationtalk on January 31, 201935 Views

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Indigenous homeless youth program ready for clients Friday – CBC

The program, first announced more than a year ago, is set up to be culturally sensitive Jan 28, 2019 An Indigenous youth homeless project in Hamilton will start taking in clients on Friday, more than a year after being announced. The Endaayaang project, meaning ‘Our Home’ in Ojibwe, was announced in November 2017 and is […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 201923 Views

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Want to join the RCMP? – Yorkton This Week

January 23, 2019 Have you ever considered a career as a police officer? Well, if you are between the ages of 18 and 29, of First Nation, Métis, or Inuit descent, and in good physical shape, then the RCMP wants to show you what it’s like to join them. The Aboriginal Pre-Cadet Training Program (APTP) […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 201935 Views

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Changing lives through law’ goal of new outreach program for Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay – CBC

Jan 22, 2019 Program brings together law students and elementary school students in justice education project A Canadian charity, Level, is launching an education and mentorship program at a Thunder Bay elementary school to help children, between the ages of 11 and 14, learn more about the justice system, and maybe even consider a career […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 201943 Views

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Teen in confrontation with Indigenous protester says he didn’t aim to provoke – CBC

‘These young people were just roughshodding through our space,’ says Nathan Phillips Jan 21, 2019 The student who stared and smiled at an elderly Indigenous protester drumming in his face outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., as his schoolmates chanted and laughed says he did nothing to provoke the man in the videotaped confrontation and […]

by pmnationtalk on January 21, 201934 Views

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RCMP recruiting for Aboriginal Pre-Cadet Training Program – Prince Albert Daily Herald

The RCMP is looking for the next batch of Indigenous young adults interested in a career in policing. The national police force is currently recruiting for its Aboriginal Pre-Cadet Training Program (PTP), which offers Indigenous people between the ages of 19 and 29 the opportunity to get an inside look at the life of a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 2019106 Views

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Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) releases Emerging Voices: on access to post-secondary journalism education for Indigenous youth in Ontario

TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2019 – Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is releasing Emerging Voices: A dual examination into access to post-secondary education for Indigenous youth in Ontario, and what journalism schools in Ontario are doing to implement Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Call To Action #86. The goal of this landmark report is twofold. First, better understand the pathways of opportunity and/or […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 2019127 Views

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Nunavik health board says it’s co-operating with youth protection investigation – Nunatsiaq News

11 January, 2019 Board says it only followed provincial guidelines for placing children outside the region The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services says it will fully co-operate with an investigation into the treatment of Inuit children in Montreal-area foster homes. Quebec’s Human Rights and Youth Commission launched the investigation in December after […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201954 Views

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Ryan McMahon: Fighting for Indigenous youth, shining a light on a broken system – APTN News

January 8, 2019 The highest homicide and hate crime rates in the country, a police service and police board under investigation and a Mayor facing serious charges. All compelling issues to dive into with a podcast. Those are some of the reasons, Ryan McMahon wanted to put together the five-part series called ‘Thunder Bay’ that […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201944 Views

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Youth conference underway with high profile athletes invited – larongeNOW

Organizers of a three-day youth conference hosted by the Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB) are hoping a visit by two successful First Nation athletes will serve as an inspiration. Former NHL player and Order of Canada inductee Fred Sasakamoose, along with water polo Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller, will both make appearances at the conference Jan. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201966 Views

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Metis Nation Alberta – Youth & Seniors Gathering

The 3rd annual Youth & Seniors Gathering is going to be better than ever. Mark it on your calendar: January 18-20, 2019. Be part of the journey: Register here. Outstanding Métis Youth nomination form here. NT5

by aanationtalk on January 4, 201974 Views

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Youth leaving state care need education support – TVO

OPINION: Young people in care face worse educational outcomes than their peers, writes Kim Snow. How can we help them meet their learning challenges — and foster a sense of belonging? Whose voices matter when we think about youth in the care of the state? It is essential to listen to young people themselves in […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201948 Views

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Former gang member inspiring Saskatchewan youth through music – Globalnews.ca

January 3, 2019 As a kid growing up in Regina, Lyrico Keller was a victim of bullying. He was also a gang member for most of his youth until he decided to turn his life around and give back through his love for music. “Don’t give up on your dreams. Just keeping on pushing,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201958 Views

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Government of Yukon partners with Skookum Jim Friendship Centre to support Yukon youth

January 03, 2019 Joint news release with Skookum Jim Friendship Centre The Government of Yukon and Skookum Jim Friendship Centre (SJFC) have reached an agreement to provide youth access to services following the scheduled closure of the Integrated Supports for Yukon Youth (ISYY) office in February 2019. In order to maintain continuity of services and […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 201970 Views

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An investigation regarding Inuit youth hosted at the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal is launched

MONTRÉAL, Dec. 21, 2018  – Considering the nature of information brought to its attention, the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse has launched an investigation on its own initiative concerning youth protection services provided to Inuit youth housed by the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal. The Commission received information regarding notably the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 2, 201947 Views

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An investigation regarding Inuit youth hosted at the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal is launched

Montréal, December 21, 2018 — Considering the nature of information brought to its attention, the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse has launched an investigation on its own initiative concerning youth protection services provided to Inuit youth housed by the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal. The Commission received information regarding notably […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 2018115 Views

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Healing Our Spirit Worldwide – 2018 Sydney – Interview with Diane Hill: ONWA Youth Delegate

Diane Hill, from the United Nation of the Thames, and of the Bear Clan, speaks of her role with the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) as a youth delegate at the 2018 Healing Our Spirit Worldwide (HOSW) event in Sydney. Beginning with her initial awareness of the event, from ONWA’s call for a youth delegate […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2018473 Views

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Autumn Peltier: Indigenous Water Keeper, Youth Leader & 13 Yr. Old Orator

Credits: Jaguar Bird This is a collection of various photos, audio & video segments with Autumn Peltier.., who is one of the younger of the World Youth Leaders… and at 13 years of age, has already made numerous speeches about the state of the World’s Water. CBC News – Mar 22nd 2018 Canadian Teen Tells […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2018287 Views

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OHRC settlement addresses harmful impact of stereotypes on Indigenous youth

December 13, 2018 Toronto – After the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario invited the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) to intervene in the case of Gallant v Mississauga, the OHRC reached a settlement with the City of Mississauga and the Applicant, Bradley Gallant. The settlement addresses the harmful impact of stereotypes on Indigenous youth by […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 2018103 Views

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Iqaluit city council discusses youth curfew – Nunatsiaq News

13 December, 2018 “We can’t just let children run around at 2 in the morning” Iqaluit city council is considering setting a youth curfew in response to last month’s Northmart fire and string of other suspicious fires. While one city councillor enthusiastically supports the idea of a youth curfew, another vehemently opposes it. Meanwhile, the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 201881 Views

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BC Government: Apply for community arts festival and youth engagement grants

Dec. 12, 2018 VICTORIA – The BC Arts Council is accepting applications for two of its project-assistance funding programs: Community Arts Festivals and the Youth Engagement Program. The BC Arts Council’s Youth Engagement Program provides grants to eligible arts and cultural organizations in order to engage young British Columbians in the arts. Funding is intended […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201877 Views

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Young Indigenous Leaders Seek Change – PortageOnline.com

Yesterday at the Portage la Prairie School Board meeting there was a special guest speaker. Seth Prince is a grade 11 student at Portage Collegiate Institute and he has started the Junior Chief and Council group at PCI, of which he is Junior Chief. Prince is the leader of the group which helps give a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201869 Views

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RCYBC: Relationships Matter for Youth ‘Aging Out’ of Care

December 11, 2018 Relationships Matter for Youth ‘Aging Out’ of Care is a collaborative photovoice project led by Melanie Doucet, a PhD candidate at the McGill School of Social Work and a former youth in care, alongside eight former youth in care between the ages of 19 and 29 from the Greater Vancouver area. Using […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201886 Views

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Gathering Our Voices 2019 – Nominations Open: Honour an Indigenous Youth (HIY) Award / Volunteer Applications Open

NOMINATIONS OPEN: HIY AWARD! Now accepting nominations! The Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council (PAYC) recognizes Indigenous Youth for the Honour an Indigenous Youth (HIY) Award. If you know an Indigenous Youth who has made an outstanding commitment or achievement in their community, please nominate them here by February 26, 2019. VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS OPEN Volunteers are a […]

by aanationtalk on December 11, 201890 Views

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Keeping Aboriginal Youth out of the Correctional System – Alternatives Journal

While less than a quarter of Yukon residents are Indigenous, they represent between 70 to 90 percent of the Territory’s prison population. Young Indigenous men, meanwhile, those 25 and under, are twice as likely to be incarcerated as their non-Indigenous counterparts. The majority of those admitted to Yukon correctional facilities are for non-violent offenses, and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201874 Views

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Indigenous Youth Idea Challenge aims to promote new entrepreneurs – StarPhoenix

December 10, 2018 The Indigenous Youth Idea Challenge run by the U of S branch of international organization Enactus takes place in January and February. Aspiring Indigenous entrepreneurs are getting the chance to give their projects a boost thanks to an annual business competition hosted at the University of Saskatchewan. The Indigenous Youth Idea Challenge […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201888 Views

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How Indigenous Youth Are Healing Together – VICE

Dec 4 2018 Indigenous filmmakers from the Nu Media Program partnered with VICE Canada to document the importance of how an Indigenous sharing circle helps address the epidemic of racism, violence, and intolerance. VICE Canada and Anishinaabe filmmaker Jordan Molaro of Nu Media Films began working together on this project back in 2017. Molaro is […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201871 Views

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Youth Rally Against Ford Government’s Cuts to Provincial Child Advocate

THUNDER BAY, ON (November 29, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, expressed support for youth rallying against the Ford government’s plan to eliminate the office of the Ontario Child Advocate at Queen’s Park today. “We are proud of all youth who are finding their voices and expressing […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201865 Views

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Sask. gamers promoting esports as positive pursuit for Indigenous youth – CBC

Treaty 4 Esports founders hope to give back to community Nov 29, 2018 The faint smell of cigarette smoke wafted through the air at the Bear Claw Casino in White Bear, Sask., some 200 kilometres southeast of Regina. On this late November day, the dinging and jingles coming from slot machines were interrupted by the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201888 Views

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OCYA_AB: Child and Youth Advocate releases Annual Report

November 22, 2018 Edmonton…Del Graff, Provincial Child and Youth Advocate, released the 2017-18 Annual Report of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA). This year’s Annual Report provides a summary of OCYA activities during the past year, and looks ahead at how the OCYA plans to further strengthen its services and maintain the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201870 Views

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Ontario First Nations youth ask Trudeau for northern child advocate – CBC

Ontario’s decision to scrap provincial child advocate a ‘terrible mistake,’ says Murray Sinclair Nov 20, 2018 First Nations youth from northern Ontario, concerned over the Doug Ford government’s decision to scrap the province’s child advocate, asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for help on Tuesday. The youth, from the 49 Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) communities, travelled […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201896 Views

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York U: New report sets out roadmap for prevention of youth homelessness in Canada

TORONTO, November 20, 2018 – It is time for a new approach to youth homelessness – one that is proactive, collaborative, and rights-based, a new report from the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and A Way Home Canada concludes. The Roadmap for the Prevention of Youth Homelessness, published today, provides a clear definition of youth homelessness […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 2018108 Views

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NAN Youth in Action at Home and Abroad

THUNDER BAY, ON (November 19, 2018): Two delegations of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) youth will represent NAN First Nations nationally and internationally at events in Ottawa and Australia this week. “NAN youth are leading the way, with one delegation meeting with the Prime Minister of Canada while another engages with Indigenous leaders half a world away. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201880 Views

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2018 Speaker’s Youth Parliament to be Televised Live Across Nunavut

IQALUIT, Nunavut (November 20, 2018) – The Honourable Joe Enook, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, today announced that the 7th Speaker’s Youth Parliament will be televised live across the territory on Thursday, November 22, 2018, at 1:30pm (EST). The proceedings of the biennial Youth Parliament will be held in the Chamber of the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 2018114 Views

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AB Government – Sidelines to centre field: Youth attend Grey Cup

The Alberta government is teaming up with the Canadian Football League and local organizations to give kids the chance to be part of the Grey Cup. Nov 19, 2018 Young Edmontonians and their chaperones are receiving 50 tickets to the 106th Grey Cup game. The Amiskwaciy Academy, Kids Up Front, the Multicultural Health Brokers and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201874 Views

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University of Sudbury – Calling for submissions: “Indigenous Me” Youth Publication Contest!

The University of Sudbury, a member of the Laurentian Federation, is calling on Indigenous youth to submit a creative writing composition on the theme “What being Indigenous means to me!” Creative writing submissions can take the form of a short story, poem, short essay, open letter, song or written artwork. Submissions will be showcased in […]

by aanationtalk on November 19, 2018165 Views

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