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Indigenous youth from PEI, Nova Scotia take ideas to Senate – The Vanguard

OTTAWA, Ont. — When it comes to forging a true nation-to-nation relationship, Richard Pellissier-Lush from Lennox Island First Nation in P.E.I. believes Canada has to do more than just hear what Indigenous people have to say. It also has to listen, he says. “It’s creating that communication,” Pellissier-Lush told SaltWire. “It’s not just hearing the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 2019135 Views

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Indigenous youth leaders address Senate committee on Aboriginal Peoples – CBC

8 Indigenous youth from across the country come together for fourth year of Indigenize the Senate Jun 05, 2019 Eight Indigenous youth from across the country gathered in front of the Senate’s standing committee on Aboriginal Peoples Wednesday to share their thoughts on what a new nation-to-nation relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples should look […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 2019104 Views

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Youth share Roadmap to achieving gender equality in Canada with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau during Women Deliver 2019

Plan International Canada Global Ambassador Sophie Grégoire Trudeau participates in youth-led event to bring gender equality to the top of Canada’s agenda VANCOUVER, June 5, 2019 – Canada can become the first country to achieve gender equality and serve as a model for the rest of the world if it adopts a series of recommendations […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 2019119 Views

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Supporting the Next Generation of Indigenous Middle Class Workers

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Modernized Youth Employment and Skills Strategy will Serve Young Canadians Facing Barriers to Employment June 5, 2019 Gatineau, Quebec 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 2019369 Views

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New NIYC President

Crystal Martin-Lapenskie Elected President of the National Inuit Youth Council June 4, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario — The National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC) has elected Crystal Martin-Lapenskie as its new president for a two-year term that will include presiding over the National Inuit Youth Summit in July 2020. Martin-Lapenskie is from Hall Beach and is the Nunavut […]

by pnationtalk on June 5, 2019150 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada to support Indigenous youth facing barriers to employment in Quebec

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Media advisory The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, along with Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament for Hull–Aylmer, will announce how the Government of Canada is helping Indigenous youth in the Gatineau area gain the skills and experience they need for a fair chance at […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 2019163 Views

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Canada’s Youth Develop a Roadmap for Canada to be the First Country in the World to Achieve Gender Equality

TORONTO, May 30, 2019 – Canada can become the first country to achieve gender equality and serve as a model for the rest of the world if it adopts a series of recommendations outlined in the Youth-Led Roadmap for Gender Equality: A Plan to Achieve Sustainable Development Goal 5 in Canada, released today. Developed by […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 2019125 Views

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Government of Canada invests in McGill and youth-led research project tackling sexual and gender-based violence – McGill Reporter

Claudia Mitchell receives more than $1 million to encourage Indigenous girls and young women to address sexual violence through media production and community engagement May 31, 2019 Today at La rue des femmes de Montréal, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 2019131 Views

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Indigenous youth initiative now a not-for-profit after closure of Ontario child advocate’s office – CBC

Initiative that amplified voices of Indigenous young people was run through advocate’s Thunder Bay office May 30, 2019 An initiative that has provided a way for Indigenous youth from across northern Ontario to meet, talk about problems and offer solutions, and was facing an uncertain future after Ontario’s child and youth advocate’s office in Thunder […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 2019110 Views

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Government of Canada invites youth leaders to help build a more accessible Canada

From: Employment and Social Development Canada May 29, 2019                Toronto, Ontario             Employment and Social Development Canada In celebration of Canada’s third National AccessAbility Week, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, announced several initiatives to support youth leaders in their efforts to build a more accessible Canada. Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 2019106 Views

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AFNQL: Special Parliamentary Committee on Youth Protection – “Our Children Also Deserve to Grow Up in Dignity”

Wendake, May 28, 2019 – In response to Premier Legault’s May 17 announcement of the creation of a Special Parliamentary Committee on Youth Protection chaired by Régine Laurent, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) reiterates the importance of including First Nations in any reflection process, including the discussions that will determine the mandate of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 2019199 Views

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York U: New partnership is shifting approach to youth homelessness by emphasizing prevention

TORONTO, May 23, 2019 – A new initiative to transform how we respond to youth homelessness will bring academic research and community expertise together to shift the focus from simply providing emergency housing to preventing young people from becoming homeless in the first place. The  Making the Shift – Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab (MtS) […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 2019100 Views

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Nationwide program empowers Indigenous youth with power of dance – CTV News

May 23, 2019 TORONTO — When life gets Solomon Harper down, he dances. And when he feels happy, he dances even more. The 16-year-old from St. Theresa Point First Nation describes dance as a powerful emotional outlet, a motivator that’s pushing him to mentor other youth, and to one day become a professional choreographer and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 2019158 Views

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Youth recognized at 2019 Northwestern Ontario Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards – Wawatay News Online

A group of Lac La Croix youth were presented with one of three Group Achievement awards at the 15th annual Northwestern Ontario Aboriginal Youth Achievement and Recognition Awards, held May 1 at the Italian Cultural Centre in Thunder Bay. Photo by Rick Garrick A group of Lac La Croix youth were recognized for their N’we […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 2019191 Views

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UNA-Canada launches a youth-led civic engagement initiative with Employment and Social Development Canada support: Generation SDG – Youth Action on the SDGs

Ottawa, May 17th, 2019 – The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Eastern Ontario District School Boards to launch a youth-led civic engagement initiative, Generation SDG – Youth Action on the SDGs (Generation SDG). Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, Generation SDG is an innovative, bilingual […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 2019157 Views

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New Youth Council Will Represent Voice Of Saskatchewan Students

May 16, 2019 Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant has announced plans to form Saskatchewan’s first provincial youth council. The youth council will provide advice and leadership to the Minister of Education on how to engage youth on a variety of topics.  Those students selected for the youth council will have an important role […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 2019198 Views

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StartUP Nations brings youth from 10 Indigenous communities to Concordia – Concordia University News

Budding entrepreneurs will learn how to build a successful business relevant to their own social economies May 15, 2019 More than 50 Indigenous youth from across Quebec will come to Concordia to learn the tools for succeeding as entrepreneurs in their communities at the second edition of StartUP Nations. The event, to be held at […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 2019134 Views

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PCMNO Youth Representative Mitch Case gives presentation to UN Forum

Mitch Case has been a strong representative for Ontario’s Métis youth for the past eight years, serving as Youth Representative on the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Mitch was recently invited by Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett to participate in the 2019 United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 2019244 Views

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Plan targets Indigenous youth – Sault This Week

May 14, 2019 An Indigenous woman from Sault Ste. Marie received a grant from the Laidlaw Foundation to support her new, upcoming project, “To Teach Each Other.” Caceila Doughty Trahan had just started as Cultural Worker at Summit Community Foster Care when she came up with the idea for the program, which aims to give […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 2019164 Views

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Alectra provides funding for Outward Bound to offer leadership adventure programming to underserved youth in Hamilton

May 10, 2019 Alectra Inc. is providing $75,000 over a three-year period to Outward Bound Canada for the expansion of its Urban Adventure Program for Underserved Youth into the Hamilton area. This initiative is part of the company’s AlectraCARES Community Support Program. Planned activities that will be funded by Alectra’s investment include: An afterschool program […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 2019183 Views

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MB Government: Province Announces Summer Youth Job Opportunities

May 10, 2019 The Manitoba government is offering summer employment opportunities for students and youth, Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “The Manitoba government’s summer employment programming provides students with invaluable experience and skills to prepare them for the workforce,” said Goertzen.  “Job centres across the province are opening their doors for the […]

by pnationtalk on May 10, 2019115 Views

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Tenth Anniversary Of Youth Mentorship Program Gives Northern Students Learning Opportunity

May 7, 2019 The Provincial Capital Commission is hosting a group of high school students from northern Saskatchewan for the 10th annual Charles Knight Youth Mentorship Program. “After 10 years, the Charles Knight Youth Mentorship Program remains a great learning opportunity for young, eager students,” Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission Ken Cheveldayoff said. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201987 Views

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Federal Funding Announced for Trent Program that Empowers Indigenous Youth in Science, Indigenous Knowledge

Trent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science to receive $120,000 in NSERC funding over three years A Trent University program that empowers youth to recognize the importance of both Indigenous and Western knowledge when approaching scientific exploration has received federal funding of $120,000 over three years. Trent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science (TRACKS), an educational program […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2019103 Views

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National youth week working in partnership with Thunder Bay Indigenous youth initiative – CBC

May 03, 2019 National youth week and youth arts week have returned to Thunder Bay, Ont., and this year the city has launched the events in partnership with a new initiative aimed at offering safe spaces for young Indigenous people. The Wake the Giant initiative asks Thunder Bay businesses to display signs that signal they’re […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201976 Views

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IRC: ISR Youth Funding Challenge

MAY 01, 2019 The Regional Youth Advisory Group (RYAG) is a group of inspired youth across the ISR who work to provide ongoing consultation and recommendations on issues that improve and enhance programs relevant to the cultural well-being and quality of life of Inuvialuit youth within the framework of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA). One […]

by pnationtalk on May 2, 2019126 Views

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Dragons’ Den audition already a success for Indigenous entrepreneurship students, says program co-ordinator – CBC

Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program ‘really sets us up for success’ May 01, 2019 What began as a pilot project five years ago to help increase Indigenous youths’ interest in entrepreneurship has now become a platform for businesses run by Indigenous youth in the Treaty 6 area — one that may see them appear on a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201983 Views

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4-H Canada and Canada Service Corps Expanding Collaboration

From: Employment and Social Development Canada New activities include mental health support development May 1, 2019 Ottawa, Ontario Employment and Social Development Canada Canada’s future prosperity depends on young Canadians getting the experience and skills they need to succeed. Today, at the 4-H annual Citizenship Congress, Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development on behalf […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 2019206 Views

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Government of Canada launches Youth Conversations on Gender Equality

From: Status of Women Canada May 1, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department for Women and Gender Equality 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 2019127 Views

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Paper Excellence supports the Outland Youth Employment Program

RICHMOND, BC – Paper Excellence Canada has contributed a $25,000 donation to BC’s Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP). The donation supports the First Nations program which provides an opportunity for First Nations youth to gain skills and exposure to forest industry opportunities. “With many of our facilities neighbouring First Nations, we believe in establishing relationships […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2019111 Views

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Filling big shoes – My Algoma Manitoulin Now

Apr. 29th, 2019 It takes thousands of steps to walk around the Great Lakes and a young advocate plans to do just that. Fourteen-year-old Autumn Peltier of Wiikwemikoong Unceded First Nation has been named Chief Water Commissioner by the Anishnawbek Nation, made up of 40 First Nations including those in the local area. Peltier says […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2019162 Views

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You have to wrap your arms around them’: Sask. man recognized for work with Indigenous youth – CBC

Sean Lessard began life in Saskatchewan foster homes, is now a tenured University of Alberta professor Apr 28, 2019 Sean Lessard believes a cup of tea can change everything. That’s why he had 250 of them. Lessard, a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation in north-central Saskatchewan, wanted to do something about the high […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2019141 Views

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Youth Reconciliation Council aimed at future leaders: board members – Kenora Daily Miner

April 28, 2019 If you were to ask Will Landon to break down the term reconciliation, he would tell you it means repairing damaged relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people — while building new ones. Twenty-five-year-old Landon and 24-year-old Jacob Boutwell are board members of a new, city-supported Youth Reconciliation Council, an offshoot of Azhe-mino-gahbewewin/Reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2019117 Views

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Active youth pushing for change in mental health system – The Sarnia Journal

April 26, 2019 A picturesque sunset can be more than a likeable post on Instagram. “It’s that shining moment at the end of the day — even on the bad days — that you made it through,” said Lindsay Kirkland, a member of Voices of Youth, a youth engagement committee with St. Clair Child and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201996 Views

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YT Government: Pilot program promotes youth entrepreneurship

The Government of Yukon is providing däna Näye Ventures with $94,545 for the Youth Entrepreneur in Residence pilot program that will promote entrepreneurship and help young Yukoners develop business skills. Heather Dickson has been appointed as the program coordinator by däna Näye Ventures for the duration of the pilot, which ends on March 31, 2020. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 2019349 Views

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Canada World Youth is pleased to offer international development internships for Indigenous youth who want to volunteer in Peru!

Canada World Youth is pleased to offer international development internships for Indigenous youth who want to volunteer in Peru! Canada World Youth is launching its fourth edition of Pathways to Indigenous Youth Leadership Program, a 6-month international development internship, including 4 months in Peru.  Through participation in overseas development projects, and access to training and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 2019586 Views

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IRC: Be The Voice For Youth In Your Community

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) invites youth applications (16-30) for positions with the Regional Youth Advisory Group. Positions available: Two (2).  Preference will be given to youth from Aklavik and Sachs Harbour, but we encourage all willing participants to apply. Responsibilities 2-year term (with many opportunities to travel for training and networking). Engage and conduct outreach regularly with the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 2019159 Views

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Unicef Canada: Two-thirds of children and youth in Canada feel like they don’t belong

TORONTO, 23 April 2019 – A sense of belonging is a core human need yet the vast majority of Canadian children and youth feel isolated and unsupported by family, friends and teachers, according to data collected by UNICEF Canada’s One Youth. Recognizing that young people have important perspectives about the issues affecting them and ideas […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2019145 Views

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Hopedale set to hold Labrador Inuit Youth Symposium

April 23, 2019 This year’s Labrador Inuit Youth Symposium will center on land-based programming with a focus on cultural healing. The annual event, taking place at the Department of Health and Social Development’s Healing Lodge at Little Bay near Hopedale from April 24-29, will gather youth from each of the five Labrador Inuit communities and […]

by pnationtalk on April 23, 2019173 Views

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Fire of youth seeks to light new path – Winnipeg Free Press

Lac La Croix First Nation is like many Indigenous communities in Canada. It has an 85 per cent unemployment rate, mostly due to the Indian Act — the policy that has long prohibited and impaired the economic viability of Indigenous communities. This, added with the trauma of residential schools and ongoing violent policies and practices […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2019124 Views

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Canada Summer Jobs 2019 Hiring Season Kicks Off – Over 85,000 jobs available for youth in Canada on JobBank.ca/youth

April 23, 2019        Cape Breton, Nova Scotia      Employment and Social Development Canada Helping young Canadians get the skills and experience they need to start their careers is part of the Government’s plan to build a strong, resilient workforce and grow the middle class. That is why the Government of Canada […]

by pnationtalk on April 23, 2019185 Views

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Media Advisory: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities Youth Conference to take place at Carleton

Carleton University will host the seventh annual National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities Youth Conference, organized by students and teachers from the Ottawa District School Board. The conference is supported by Carleton’s Faculty of Public Affairs. Bringing together 750 students and teachers, the conference will feature workshops on important topics, including Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 2019179 Views

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Gathering Our Voices 2020: Indigenous Youth Leadership Training, Kamloops, BC

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) alongside the Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council (PAYC) are honoured to announce the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society (KAFS) as the co-hosts for Gathering Our Voices (GOV) 2020, to be held March 16-20, 2020 on the traditional territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc. In the spirit of bringing people […]

by pnationtalk on April 17, 2019486 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Funding to Prevent Teen Dating Violence in Rural and Indigenous Communities

Culturally relevant projects will promote healthy relationships and gender equality to students April 17, 2019 – Thunder Bay, Ontario – Public Health Agency of Canada It is important for youth to learn about healthy relationships and ways to prevent gender-based violence in ways that are culturally relevant and reflect their community and environment. Some populations […]

by pnationtalk on April 17, 2019124 Views

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NASA engineers encourage Indigenous youth to reach for the stars – CBC

Stoney Nakoda students learn about overcoming hardships from Costa Rican presenters Apr 17, 2019 Kids on Stoney Nakoda First Nation are looking to the stars for their future careers, after a series of workshops with NASA engineers. After Skyping with a Costa Rican engineer during a NASA-themed class, students at Stoney Nakoda Elementary gave thanks […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 2019165 Views

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Application Period For Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Now Open

April 9, 2019 WINNIPEG – The application period for the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council is now open and youth between the ages of 15 and 21 are encouraged to apply, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today. “A youth advisory council will better allow the voice of our youth to be heard at City Hall,” said Mayor […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 2019124 Views

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UNICEF Canada supports call for federal Commissioner for Children and Youth

UNICEF Canada’s One Youth welcomes debate on Private Member’s Bill C-441 An Act respecting the Office of the Commissioner for Young Persons in Canada TORONTO, April 9, 2019   – UNICEF Canada welcomes the introduction of Bill C-441 An Act respecting the Office of the Commissioner for Young Persons in Canada to support debate about how to improve the well-being of Canada’schildren and youth. A Commissioner for Children and Youth is a […]

by pnationtalk on April 10, 2019178 Views

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New service opportunities for Canadian youth in the North

Expedition to Community will engage about 300 youth through Canada Service Corps April 8th, 2019       Ottawa, Ontario          Employment and Social Development Canada Canada’s future prosperity depends on young Canadians getting the experience and skills they need to succeed. That’s why Will Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, on behalf of the Honourable […]

by pnationtalk on April 8, 2019181 Views

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After losing sister to an overdose, woman dedicates life to helping Indigenous youth – CBC

Jaylene Delorme-Buggins is working with youth empowerment group Live Different Apr 07, 2019 After struggling with addiction and her own mental health issues, Jaylene Delorme-Buggins has dedicated her life to helping youth. Now the Yellowknives Dene First Nation woman is travelling across the country to talk to Indigenous youth about suicide and mental health. “As […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 2019168 Views

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University of Sudbury Writing Contest Celebrates Indigenous Youth

During the University of Sudbury’s annual Awards Ceremony on March 28, 2019, two local Indigenous youth were recognized for their contributions to the University of Sudbury’s youth publication contest, Indigenous Me. Ruby Sage-Wolfe is this year’s Top Writer in the grade 7-9 category for her play “The Wings that Define Us”. Ruby is an 8th […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2019114 Views

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How to tackle Nunavut suicide? Respect the input from youth say advocates – APTN News

April 2, 2019 Mumilaaq Qaqqaq says she doesn’t speak for all Inuit, or all northerners for that matter – but it seems she is expected to do so on many occasions by those who don’t live in Nunavut. She recalls an instance where a professor at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ont. didn’t properly obtain her […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2019144 Views

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