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imagineNATIVE announces Shorts Programs for 15th Anniversary Festival

imagineNATIVEFilm + Media Arts FestivalPresenting Sponsor: Bell MediaAnnounces Shorts Programs for 15th Anniversary Festival imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is proud to announce the Shorts Programs for the 15th Anniversary Festival, with presenting sponsor Bell Media, from October 22-26, 2014 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. The Shorts Programs will include over 50 films ranging from […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 20141373 Views

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Metis Youth Engagement Survey

 Share your thoughts! Click here to download the questionaire package. Click here to fill out the questionnaire online. Dear Métis Youth, What you think and experience is important to the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO). The MNO wants to ensure it has an understanding of matters of importance to Métis youth across the province. This […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2014891 Views

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NAN Statement on International Youth Day

August 12, 2014 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno made the following statement today in observance of International Youth Day: Youth and Mental Health, aimed at reducing the stigma and discrimination that can be experienced by young people with mental health conditions: “The chronic lack of mental and child health services […]

by aanationtalk on August 12, 2014671 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Kocihta Leadership Skill Build: A Life Changing Experience for Indigenous Youth

Credits: Peggy Berndt Published on Jul 30, 2014 Indigenous youth from across Canada talk about their experience as a participant of the Kocihta Leadership Skill Build — a popular component of the Aboriginal Human Resource Council’s national signature event, Inclusion Works. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by ecnationtalk on August 5, 2014980 Views

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City Continues to Support Youth through Various Programs

July 28, 2014 – The City of Thunder Bay continues to support and develop youth programs and services throughout the City. Tonight, City Council discussed a request from Youth Centres Thunder Bay that the City provide $25,000 in operating funding as well as $20,000 worth of City assets towards the operation of the Youth Centre […]

by aanationtalk on July 29, 2014699 Views

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Government of Canada support skills training and job opportunities for youth in Winnipeg

Monday, July 28, 2014 For immediate release The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will announce an investment by the Government of Canada to support skills training and job opportunities for youth in Winnipeg. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow the event. Please note that all details are subject to change. […]

by aanationtalk on July 28, 2014592 Views

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Media Advisory/Welcome Home Event: Students on Ice 2014 Arctic Expedition

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(July 22, 2014) – What: A celebration marking the return of participants for the 2014 Students on Ice (SOI) Arctic Expedition. Eighty-five students from Canada and 5 other countries (USA, UK, Monaco, Greenland and China) visited Labrador and Greenland by ship from July 12 to July 23. Students on Ice is an award-winning organization […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 2014797 Views

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Call for National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur of the Year Self- Nominations to win $10,000

Call for National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur of the Year Self- Nominations to win $10,000 TORONTO ON, (07-21-14) Now is the chance for young Aboriginal Entrepreneurs to further their business interests with an infusion of potential capital. CCAB and ESS is calling for self-nominations for the National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award. This award recognizes an up-and-coming […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 20143122 Views

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Filmakers Raise Funds to Make Film with Aboriginal Youth in Northern Ontario

Who: Ontario based Producers, Big Soul Productions and Thunderstone Pictures and Writer/Director Adam Garnet Jones will be creating their debut feature film entitled,  Fire Song. What: The Aboriginal Producers and Director have launched a campaign on Indiegogo to raise a goal of $15K to generate funding for overall production budget.  Contributions will be generated towards […]

by ecnationtalk on July 21, 2014797 Views

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Canada World Youth is on Tour

MONTREAL, Q.C. (July 17, 2014) – Canada World Youth (CWY) invites you to join the Chair of CWY, Colin Robertson, and the President and CEO Rita S. Karakas as they host a local Alumni event on Thursday, July 17, at the Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming, Art Centre Gallery to start CWY’s summer outreach tour. […]

by aanationtalk on July 17, 20141031 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Youth will run on the Road to Peace & Unity, Will You?

Credit: Heart Powered Films Published on Jun 30, 2014 The Road to Peace & Unity Honour Run will have youth runners honouring our soldiers and Metis Veterans. Will you join them? Go to www.honourrun.ca for more information. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on July 15, 20141035 Views

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada Announces Old Navy’s Support through National Donation Drive

Jully 15, 2014 Retailer to Match Customer Donations, for a Potential Total Donation of $1 Million  (Toronto, ON) Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC) today announced Old Navy’s donation drive to support young people in communities across Canada and the United States. The drive will take place in Old Navy stores across North America […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2014644 Views

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NAFC seeks proposals for new community support programs

Community Capacity Support Program – Request for Proposals July 14, 2014 – The National Association of Friendship Centres [NAFC] is pleased to release a Request for Proposals for the Community Capacity Support [CCS] program. The realigned UAS, announced on February 6, 2014, is a strategic framework implemented by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 20141446 Views

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MNO Toronto Council hosts MNO Canoe Expedition

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Toronto and York Region Métis Council hosted a reception for the MNO Canoe Expedition on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The MNO Canoe Expedition is made up of a group of eight paddlers and one road crew member who are making their way across Ontario by canoe, travelling 2,000 kilometers […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2014888 Views

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Local Youth on 2000 km Metis Canoe Trek

Modern Voyageurs Arrive in Sault Ste. Marie on July 13 SAULT STE. MARIE, ON–(July 11, 2014) – On July 13, Geneviève Routhier and Emily Ingram from Sault Ste. Marie will be two of eight young Métis from across the province that will arrive in Sault Ste. Marie as part of the Métis Nation of Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 2014767 Views

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2000 km Metis Canoe Trek Reaches North Channel July 9-10

OTTAWA, ON–(July 08, 2014) – Eight young Métis from across the province will arrive along the North Channel in Blind River on July 9 and Thessalon on July 10 as part of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Canoe Expedition. This group started from Ottawa on May 26 on an over 2,000 km canoe trek […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 2014843 Views

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2000 km Metis Canoe Trek Reaches Killarney July 5

Sudbury, ON – July 03, 2014 – On July 5, eight young Métis from across the province will arrive in Killarney near Greater Sudbury as part of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Canoe Expedition. This group started from Ottawa on May 26 on an over 2,000 km canoe trek that will end at Thunder Bay […]

by aanationtalk on July 4, 2014980 Views

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Cree Youth Canoe Expedition to Protect the Broadback River

NEMASKA, QC, July 3, 2014 – Earlier today representatives of the Cree Nation Government/Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) announced their support and sponsorship of a youth canoe expedition in support of the campaign to protect the Broadback River and surrounding watershed. The 2014 Broadback River Youth Expedition is being organized by the Cree […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 2014976 Views

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Metis Canoe Trek Reaches Penetanguishene June 24

June 23, 2014 PENETANGUISHENE, ON–(June 23, 2014) – On June 24, eight young Métis from across the province will arrive in Penetanguishene as part of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Canoe Expedition. This group started from Ottawa on May 26 on an over 2000 km canoe trek that will end at Thunder Bay on […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2014832 Views

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OACAS Celebrates National Aboriginal Day and Recommits to Bettering Outcomes for Aboriginal Children in Ontario

For Immediate ReleaseJune 20, 2014 TORONTO – As National celebrations are held to mark National Aboriginal Day on June 21, 2014, the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) and Children’s Aid Societies (CASs) across Ontario, join First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and partners to acknowledge and recognize the unique heritage, culture, contributions and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2014773 Views

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2000 km Metis Canoe Trek Reaches Owen Sound June 21

Owen Sound, ON – June 20, 2014 – On June 21, eight young Métis from across the province will arrive in Owen Sound as part of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Canoe Expedition. This group started from Ottawa on May 26 on an over 2000 km canoe trek that will end at Thunder Bay […]

by aanationtalk on June 20, 2014688 Views

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Vancouver prepares to “talk tankers” with city’s youth

June 19 2014 As discussions about the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline proposal continue, the City and SFU Centre for Dialogue are inviting you—with a focus on youth aged 30 and under—to participate in an open forum on June 24, 2014, to discuss your views on the pipeline expansion proposal. About the forum Talk Tankers is […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 2014600 Views

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Youth Directorate funds 24 youth-focused projects

FOR RELEASE June 17, 2014 WHITEHORSE—The Youth Investment Fund (YIF) has contributed approximately $60,000 toward 24 projects to benefit youth in Yukon this summer. “Supporting projects that champion the development of social and cultural leadership in our youth is an investment in Yukon’s future,” Premier and Minister responsible for the Youth Directorate Darrell Pasloski said. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 2014756 Views

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City of Toronto celebrates new park for Regent Park community

June 17, 2014 Residents of the Regent Park community will join Councillor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale), Toronto Community Housing and the Daniels Corporation on Saturday to welcome visitors from across the city to a music and art-filled ceremony called the Magic City. This event will officially open Regent Park’s new six-acre park. Date: […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 2014667 Views

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Time Sensitive: BCAAFC-PAYC announces Call for Applications for BC Friendship Centres for two (2) funding options related to youth leadership development

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres 2014 Annual General Meeting Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council TIME SENTITIVE: BCAAFC-PAYC announces Call for Applications for BC Friendship Centres for two (2) funding options related to youth leadership development. Click here to download Call for Applications. The following are the necessary application documents associated to the Call, however Friendship […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 2014709 Views

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Toronto Youth on 2000 km Metis Canoe Trek

Modern Voyageurs Arrive in Toronto on June 11 TORONTO, ON–( June 10, 2014) – On June 11, Amilia DiChiara from Toronto will be one of eight young Métis from across the province that will arrive in Toronto as part of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Canoe Expedition. This group started from Ottawa on May […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 2014712 Views

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Updated youth justice resources and website

News ReleaseJune 3, 2014 FREDERICTON (GNB) – A new youth justice website that is intended to give children and youth in New Brunswick an understandable online resource about the law has been launched by the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB). “Even if you have never been involved in or accused […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 2014703 Views

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Minister Kenney, Bryan Baeumler, Paul Lafrance to attend Skills Canada National Comp in Toronto June 4-7

For immediate release Canada’s Best Skilled Young People Enrouteto Toronto for the 2014 Skills Canada National Competition Special guests include Minister Jason Kenney, HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler and Paul Lafrance, and former MasterChef Canada contestant Julie Miguel Over 40 Try-A-Trade® and Technology Activities for Young Visitors TORONTO, ON,May 28, 2014 –In one week, 500 of Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 2014809 Views

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MNOYC Vacancy

Youth of the Métis Nation of Ontario, RE: Vacancy for the Métis Nation of Ontario Youth Council (MNOYC) The Métis Nation of Ontario Youth Council is currently accepting nominations for the positions of Provincial Youth Representativess for Regions 1 and 4. The successful candidates will fill the vacant positions until the next MNOYC elections. Interested […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 2014852 Views

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Metis Youth Start 2000 km Canoe Trek in Ottawa

        For immediate release: Métis youth start 2000 km canoe trek in Ottawa Over 90 day adventure will take young voyageurs to communities across the province  (Ottawa – May 26, 2014) Today eight young Métis from across the province set out from Ottawa on the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Canoe Expedition; […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 20141812 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre

Credits: CYCC Network Published on Apr 16, 2014 In partnership with parents and the community the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre fosters strong and proud Inuit children, youth and families. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information

by ecnationtalk on May 20, 2014999 Views

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NAFC AYC 25th Annual Youth Forum Information Available Now!

The Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (VAFCS) will host the NAFC’s 43rd Annual General Meeting and 25th Annual Youth Forum, 2014. WHEN: 43rd NAFC AGM will be held July 8-11, 2014 25th Annual Youth Forum will be held July 5-7, 2014 WHERE: The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre located at 1088 Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 20141353 Views

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CAP: National Chief Lavallee in Winnipeg to Focus on Aboriginal Housing Priorities

Today, many of our Aboriginal youth living off-reserve don’t have a place to live …” National Chief Lavallée Ottawa (May 12, 2014) — National Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP), Betty Ann Lavallée, CD., (Ret’d), will attend meetings in Winnipeg with the Aboriginal Affairs Working Group (AAWG) to discuss progress made on issues […]

by aanationtalk on May 12, 2014783 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: YPI 2014: Aboriginal Rights

Credits: dannyrida Published on Apr 5, 2014 As an introduction for the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative presentation, my group and I attempted to conduct a social experiment within the Downtown of our city. In order to raise awareness about Aboriginal Rights, we interviewed pedestrians and asked them about their knowledge of Aboriginal Rights in Canada. DISCLAIMER: This […]

by ecnationtalk on April 28, 2014761 Views

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Government Invests in Career Development Opportunities for Youth

April 16, 2014 The Government of Saskatchewan has committed $160,000 to support the Regina District Industry Education Council (RDIEC) to provide career development opportunities for youth in Regina and the surrounding area.  The RDIEC connects students and employers by providing information, opportunities and training to support smooth transitions for all students, including First Nations and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 2014785 Views

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Métis youth recognized for community commitment

Métis youth Melanie-Rose Frappier, a grade 11 student at École secondaire du Sacré-Cœur in Sudbury, was honoured at the 2014 Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference which took place March 18-21 in Vancouver. Some 2,000 young people from 14 to 24 years from across the country gathered at the conference. Organized by the BC Association […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2014684 Views

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New option offered at Parade of Programs

April 16, 2014 As the skates and gloves come off for the season and the snow starts to melt, many parents may be wondering what to do with their kids now that the hockey season is over. For those who attended the Spring Parade of Programs in Good Shepherd’s Gymnasium on Thursday night, there were […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2014716 Views

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7th Annual Teen Poetry Contest

For immediate release        April 15, 2014 Calling All Teen Poets! RICHMOND, B.C. – Celebrate Poetry Month in April by entering Richmond Public Library’s (RPL) 7th Annual Teen Poetry Contest. If you’re between the ages of 12-18 submit your poem online from now until April 30th to teens@yourlibrary.ca or at any RPL branch for a chance to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2014689 Views

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Minister MacKay announces funding to train youth custody and detention staff to work with gang involved young offenders

News Release Funding support to help youth contribute positively to their communities April 15, 2014 – Toronto, ON – Justice Canada Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced $600,000 in funding to the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services’ Youth Justice Division. The funding is supporting their “Strategy to Assess and Manage Youth Involved with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2014706 Views

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Pilot program to support youth

For Immediate Release2014CSCD0024-000486April 15, 2014     Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development VICTORIA – A $100,000 pilot project will be delivered in northern B.C. communities to help youth thrive during a period of community transition, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes announced today. The program will encourage youth living in communities […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2014748 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Indigenous Youth Fight for Rights of Women

Credits: Ricardo Roderick· Published on Mar 25, 2014 Andrea Landry, Youth Executive of the National Association of Friendship Centre in Canada attended a meeting for Indigenous Youth last week at UN Headquarter Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information

by ecnationtalk on April 15, 20141120 Views

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Harper Government Stresses the Importance of Financial Literacy for Youth on Talk With Our Kids About Money Day

Minister of State (Finance) and Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Commissioner underscore benefits of teaching children to manage their money April 15, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson and Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) Deputy Commissioner Brigitte Goulard today joined students and teachers in Ottawa to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 2014665 Views

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Sacré-Cœur Student Receives Aboriginal Youth Award

2014-04-14 Mélanie-Rose Frappier, a Grade 11 student at École secondaire du Sacré-Coeur in Sudbury, was honoured during the Gathering Our Voices 2014 Aboriginal Youth Conference. Held in Vancouver from March 18 to 21, this conference brought together some 2,000 youths (14 to 24 years of age) as well as presenters and guests. The goal of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 2014613 Views

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Minister Aglukkaq Announces Support to Help put Students on Ice

News ReleasesProgram supports youth and Aboriginal leadership and fosters understanding and respect for the Arctic April 14, 2014 Ottawa, Ontario Office of Minister of the Environment, Parks Canada Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced Parks Canada’s sponsorship of student participation in Students on Ice, an award-winning […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 2014661 Views

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Go!PEI Launches New Run/Walk Program for Youth

April 14, 2014 For immediate release Health and Wellness A new walk/run club for kids, youth and teens is being launched by go!PEI in partnership with the Medical Society of PEI, the Department of Health and Wellness and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. The club is designed to provide Island children with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 2014715 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: OLPC Canada V4

Credits: Jennifer Martino Published on Mar 25, 2014 OLPC Canada now provides laptops and tablets to Aboriginal youth through Aboriginal focused education programs across the country Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information

by ecnationtalk on April 11, 20141287 Views

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Summer Jobs for Students

Backgrounder April 11, 2014 Ontario is investing $78.5 million toward summer jobs programs this year in addition to investing $295 million over two years through the Youth Jobs Strategy to help 30,000 young people aged 15 to 29 find work, build job skills and start their own businesses. Summer jobs programs include: Summer Jobs Service […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 20141641 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Sustaining Through Culture

Credits: Evergreen Canada Published on Mar 26, 2014 Our Sustaining Through Culture program engages aboriginal youth in activities focused on healthy eating, outdoor recreation and community. Here’s the recap of our 2011 project! Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information

by ecnationtalk on April 2, 20141405 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: MNO Infinite Reach March Break Camp 2014

Credits: Métis Nation of Ontario Published on Mar 20, 2014 This March break, 22 Métis high school students from across Ontario gathered in Mattawa for the 2014 Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Infinite Reach March Break Camp. Held at the Canadian Ecology Centre, this four-day retreat provided an opportunity for students to discuss post-secondary options and learn […]

by ecnationtalk on March 31, 2014851 Views

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Minister Paradis Announces Calls for Proposals for International Youth Internships

Canada is engaging young Canadians in international development and providing them with an opportunity to expand their skills March 28, 2014 – Gatineau, Quebec – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced that Canada will be launching two calls for proposals: one for […]

by ecnationtalk on March 28, 2014651 Views

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