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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, 201974 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, 201978 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, 201949 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, 201956 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, 201943 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, 201973 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, 201995 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, 2019131 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, 201956 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, 201979 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, 201955 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, 201946 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, 201953 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, 201981 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, 2019117 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, 201942 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, 201994 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, 201974 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, 201960 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, 201941 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, 201979 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, 201949 Views

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Edmonton Student’s Art Selected as the Logo for the 2019 Orange Shirt Program

Edmonton Student’s Art Selected as the Logo for the 2019 Orange Shirt Program Edmonton, AB – The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities (Safe and Caring) is pleased to announce the winner of the annual Orange Shirt Program Logo Design Competition. Jasper Place High School Grade 11 student, Farrah Ochiese’s design has been […]

by pmnationtalk on August 12, 2019230 Views

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Kawartha groups partner to support Indigenous youth – mykawartha.com

Curve Lake First Nation, the Kawartha Art Gallery and Pinnguaq Association use $743,800 government grant to enrich lives via arts, culture and heritage A dynamic new art exhibition celebrating Anishnaabe culture is in the works courtesy of a three-year, $743,800 Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Since the fall, the Kawartha Art Gallery, in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201955 Views

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IRC: New Northern Youth Abroad Community Projects, Deadline August 15

August 08, 2019 Help spread the word about a new NYA program initiative for youth from Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon. Northern Youth in Service (NYIS), will allow youth between the ages 15-30 to design and deliver projects of their choice in their home communities. There are two ways for youth be a part of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201972 Views

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Revitalizing Indigenous Languages Through Television Programming

SANDY LAKE FIRST NATION, Ontario, August 7, 2019 The Honourable Robert Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora), today announced $285,053 in funding for Sandy Lake First Nation’s television documentary series Ni-dibaa-chimo-winun (“Our Stories”). He made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. The First Nation oversees the Sandy Lake Youth […]

by pnationtalk on August 7, 201980 Views

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MNBC: Newly formed Métis Mental Health Youth Advisory Committee

On July 28th members of the newly formed Métis Mental Health Youth Advisory Committee met for the first time in Vancouver – with Métis youth from across the province coming together to share their passion for positively impacting Métis mental health. Representing a broad range of perspectives and experiences, youth members worked together during this […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201955 Views

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Mennonite youth renovate old residential school in the name of reconciliaction – APTN News

August 5, 2019 A project meant to teach Mennonite youth carpentry skills and raise social awareness has wrapped up at the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School. Clarice Shen is a Mennonite volunteer and one of 50 youth from Ontario and British Columbia who helped to build benches, dining tables and desks for the former residential […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201943 Views

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Prime Minister welcomes new members to Youth Council

August 1, 2019 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today welcomed new members to the Prime Minister’s Youth Council. Together, these young Canadians are using their voices to push for positive change and work toward a better future for everyone. Youth Council members are meeting in Iqaluit, Nunavut, this week for the Council’s first-ever meeting in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 2019101 Views

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Anishinabek Nation Youth and Elders to gather to discuss restoring rightful jurisdiction

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (July 29, 2019)— Anishinabek Nation Youth and Elders will be coming together at the Anishinabek Nation Eshkiniijig and Getzidjig Governance Gathering in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., from July 30 to August 1, 2019. The objective of the conference is to build a sense of unity and understanding about the Anishinabek Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 2019109 Views

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York U – Media Advisory: Indigenous youth initiative to receive new federal support

TORONTO, July 30, 2019 – The creators of an Indigenous networking app will launch a new initiative designed to further connect and support Indigenous youth at an event this Thursday, August 1. York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton will be joined by the Honourable Judy Sgro, Member of Parliament for Humber River – […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 2019120 Views

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Call for Nominations – BCAFN Male Youth Representative

July 29, 2019 Election for the Male Youth Representative position at the BC Assembly of First Nations Annual General Meeting on September 19, 2019 (“Election Day”) to be held in Vancouver, BC. The deadline to submit a complete Candidate Package is before midnight on August 5, 2019. If you wish to nominate a Youth Council Representative (Male) […]

by pnationtalk on July 30, 201971 Views

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Regional Chief Roger Augustine at the AFN National Annual General Assembly

NationTalk interviews Regional Chief Roger Augustine at the AFN National Annual General Assembly, 2019 being held in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He speaks about languages and culture as an important priority. He also addresses the crucial role of the legislation and the difference it will make in First Nation communities and for our youth. High Quality/Radio […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 2019519 Views

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation Youth Leadership Initiative to Host Dignitaries at Carleton

From July 20 to July 27, youth from up to 37 First Nation communities across northern Ontario are taking part in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Youth Leadership Development Initiative at Carleton University. As part of the first Youth Leadership Development Initiative, Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Carleton will co-host a gathering of dignitaries during the multi-day […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201953 Views

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Fair 4 Youth creates vibrant Valley Line SE mural

July 23, 2019 Festival season brings colour and life to Edmonton’s streets and this summer the underground Churchill pedway is also seeing some love. Members of Fair 4 Youth recently took a section of Valley Line Southeast LRT hoarding in the Churchill LRT pedway and brought it to life with a mural of modern interpretation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2019139 Views

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Young singers perform Northern Lights by Iqaluit’s own Jerry Cans | APTN News

Credits: APTN News Every year the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, PEI puts on a free outdoor show featuring young performers from all over the country. This year’s show is named Aqsarniit, Inuktitut for Northern Lights. The show features three Indigenous youth as part of their musical look at Canada’s hidden history. Here […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 2019230 Views

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Global Youth Embark on High Arctic Expedition – Students to witness the impact of rapidly changing Arctic and be inspired to take leadership and action

GATINEAU, Quebec, July 23, 2019 — On July 23rd, 130 high school and university students from around the world will come together in Ottawa, Ontario to begin a transformative two-week Students on Ice expedition to the Canadian High Arctic and Greenland. This ship and land-based expedition will connect youth to the Arctic and to urgent […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201973 Views

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The National Center and UNITY Announces Winner of Business Plan Competition for Youth

Jul 22, 2019 During UNITY’s recent annual conference in Kissimmee, Florida, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development and UNITY co-hosted a Business Plan Competition for Youth. The competition required high school and college-aged participants to develop a business plan and pitch their idea to a panel of experts. We are pleased to announce […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201955 Views

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Seeking Sea to Sky youth for sustainability project – Squamish Chief

July 21, 2019 Applications welcome until July 31 from locals aged 16 to 30 interested in Fraser Basin Council program As recent Squamish climate change protests, rallies and school presentations have shown, Squamish has some engaged young people who care passionately about the environment and their community. This opportunity might be right up their alley. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201961 Views

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N.W.T. Indigenous youth advocate publishes first book of poetry – CBC

Fireweed, a poetry compilation by Tunchai Redvers, is set to be published this summer Jul 21, 2019 The fireweed — a tall, flowered plant with pink and purple petals — is so named because it spreads quickly on lands ravaged by forest fire. It’s also ubiquitous in the North, where soil is dry and wildfires […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201976 Views

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Want a career in the arts? Just do it, Iqaluit rapper tells youth – Nunatsiaq News

18 July, 2019 “Some people’s hearts are in the arts. That’s where my heart is.” When his class was assigned to write a poem in his Iqaluit high school, Thomas Matthew Lambe and his friend finished theirs in five minutes. “We were like, ‘this is pretty good,’” Lambe says. The two boys then used that […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201963 Views

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LNG Canada – Arx and Sparx b-roll

Credits: LNG Canada In the summer of 2019, LNG Canada is funding six, week-long camps to introduce Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to the welding trade. This b-roll is from the pilot camp held in Kitimat, B.C. in March 2019.

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 2019231 Views

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MNO: Infinite Reach Summer Break Camp

The MNO is holding an Métis Camp on August 12th –15th, 2019 at Killbear Provincial Park, near Nobel, ON. The camp will be approximately 4 days in duration, will be land-based, will be in sync with the summer season and will engage Métis youth in learning Métis culture and way of life. The age group […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 201957 Views

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Anishinaabe youth complete 320 kilometre Healing Walk – Anishinabeknews.ca

July 16, 2019 FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION — A group of about 14-16 Long Lake #58 youth patrol group members completed the third Healing Walk for all First Nations and Communities from Ginoogaming to Fort William First Nation. “It was hot,” says Nathan Desmoulin, a member of the Long Lake #58 youth patrol group. “I […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 201944 Views

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APCFNC: Atlantic Indigenous Labour Market Initiative: Preparing Today’s Youth for Future Employment

Workforce talent recruitment and retention is one of the most urgent issues facing the Atlantic region. In the next decade, the Canadian economy is expected to offer significant opportunities for employment. Those opportunities reflect both Canada’s emergence as a knowledge economy and the impact of retirement from the workforce of the baby boomer generation. An […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2019137 Views

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New national survey shows that Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in Canada are engaged in reconciliation, and share optimism despite barriers

Toronto, ON – July 9, 2019. A new national survey reveals how Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in Canada view the future and reconciliation between their peoples. The first of its kind, the Canadian Youth Reconciliation Barometer charts the state of reconciliation among youth in Canada (ages 16 to 29) through their attitudes, aspirations, priorities, and […]

by pnationtalk on July 9, 2019124 Views

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Study links trauma from residential schools to overrepresentation of Indigenous youth in care – CBC

UBC study found descendants of residential school survivors at higher risk of ending up in care Jul 04, 2019 New research conducted at the University of British Columbia is shedding light on the relationship between residential schools and the modern day child welfare system. Brittany Barker, a postdoctoral fellow with the BC Centre on Substance […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 2019124 Views

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Maxim Truck & Trailer partners with Live Different with 3 year $150,000 contribution

WINNIPEG, July 2, 2019 – Maxim Truck & Trailer is pleased to announce today that we have signed a three-year $150,000 commitment to support Live Different’s Canadian Youth Fund, which exists to instill hope and purpose in youth across Canada. More specifically, the donation will directly support Live Different’s work in Indigenous communities across Canada. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201978 Views

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LNG Canada and CWB Welding Foundation announce new summer welding camps for youth

Building off the success of our pilot welding camp earlier this year in Kitimat, B.C., we’re excited to announce the dates and locations of Arx and Sparx, our welding camps for youth. Our partner, CWB Welding Foundation will deliver week-long camps to introduce Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, aged 11-17 years old, to the welding trade […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201997 Views

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Government of Canada supports awareness and youth engagement in the agriculture sector

From: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada June 27, 2019 – Rollo Bay, Prince Edward Island – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs, on behalf of Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, was at Rollo Bay Holdings Inc. potato farm in Prince Edward Island to announce an investment of more than $1.5 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201999 Views

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