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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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Young Wiikwemkoong activist represents home riding at DoV – Manitoulin Expositor

April 3, 2019 OTTAWA—Wiikwemkoong’s Aurora Ominika-Enosse is one of 338 young women taking part in this year’s Daughters of the Vote (DoV) program in Ottawa as the representative for the federal riding of Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing. “I’m pretty proud to be able to represent Manitoulin Island. I love being from Wiikwemkoong,” said Ms. Ominika-Enosse. Equal Voice Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2019111 Views

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Kivalliq youth want next 20 years in Nunavut to be devoted to jobs – APTN News

April 1, 2019 Atuat Shouldice points out the usual attractions in his home community of ᑲᖏᕿᓂᖅ, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. This includes the Red Top convenience store, Victor’s playground and the defunct nickel mine ruins known as the “elephant graveyard.” “Pretty well everyone my age, it was their playground when they were kids. If you remembered […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 2019178 Views

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Future looks bright for youth who attended RCMP Engagement Week

This week, 31 high school students from across Canada spent a week training like a Mountie at the RCMP Academy, “Depot” Division in Regina, Saskatchewan, as part of the RCMP’s third National Youth Engagement Week. The students were immersed in the life of an RCMP cadet, eating and sleeping on site, trying their hand at the RCMP’s […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 2019194 Views

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What we used to learn’: Mental health treatment for Indigenous youth must draw on tradition, advocates say – CBC

2 reviews recommend culturally relevant supports for Indigenous youth struggling with addiction, mental health Mar 31, 2019 Tina Fontaine’s tragic free fall has been painstakingly detailed so often that many now have the series of missed opportunities that preceded her death seared into memory. The Indigenous teen’s short life was punctuated by trauma — trauma […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 201995 Views

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Community infrastructure projects developed by Manitoba First Nations youth to get support from Indigenous Services Canada

VICTORIA, March 29, 2019 More British Columbians can take part in sports ranging from archery to wheelchair basketball this year thanks to the BC Sport Participation Program (BCSPP), funded equally by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. Together, the governments are investing nearly $1.2 million in 2018–19 to support projects that […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 2019172 Views

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RMYC Attend 2019 Canada We Want Conference – Net Newsledger

March 26, 2019 THUNDER BAY – The Regional Multicultural Youth Council (RMYC) sent 13 delegates to the 2019 Canada We Want Conference in Toronto from February 27 to March 1. The event hosted by the Students Commission of Canada brought together over 150 youths and adult allies from every province and territory, and engaged in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 2019174 Views

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Youth building birch bark canoe at Saugeen – Owen Sound Sun Times

March 25, 2019 Local First Nations youth are being taught valuable lessons about their past through the construction of a birch bark canoe at Saugeen First Nation. For the past two-and-a-half weeks a group of eight youth have been working with a team of builders to construct the birch bark canoe from scratch in the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 2019138 Views

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SaskTel Indigenous youth awards to take place May 24 – MBC Network Radio Online

Mar 21, 2019 Nominations are now open for the SaskTel Indigenous Youth Awards of Excellence. The awards recognize the accomplishments of students of First Nations, Metis, or Inuit descent between the ages of 14-18. There are 10 award categories which include leadership, education, culture, and community service. The awards ceremony takes place May 24 at […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2019678 Views

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“They have the power to go forward,” Supaman shares important message to youth – CTV News

March 20, 2019 Christian Parish Takes The Gun, also known by his stage name Supaman commands the audience’s attention when he takes the stage. He is an artist and performer who has garnered international praise for his personal blend of Indigenous culture, and hip-hop. “I love to share the culture, share the story of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2019482 Views

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BCAFN Youth Forum: March 29 – 31, 2019

March 18, 2019 The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Youth Representatives will be hosting a Youth Forum on March 29-31, 2019 at the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport, 3099 Corvette Way, in Richmond, BC. The session is intended to bring together BC First Nations Youth to dialogue around priorities and strategic approaches with respect […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 2019213 Views

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City Joins the Reconciliation Board of Kenora

March 19, 2019 Today, the City joins the Reconciliation Board of Kenora that works towards the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action at the local level. This is a monumental project which develops partnerships between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous individuals in the Kenora area. This council is intended to be a joint […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 2019163 Views

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Indigenous coalition alarmed about child advocate’s push to ‘secure’ at-risk youths – Winnipeg Free Press

When 15-year-old Tina Fontaine was trying to survive on Winnipeg streets in the summer of 2014, none of the city’s Indigenous programs that focus on ending child sexual exploitation knew she was out there. When Manitoba’s Advocate for Children and Youth released its long-awaited investigation into the teen’s life and death last week, none of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 2019134 Views

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Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service hosting youth opioid awareness conference – CBC

Mar 18, 2019 When Terry McCaffrey became chief of the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service seven months ago, one of the first things he did was purchase Naloxone kits for his officers. Thankfully, none of the kits have been used but McCaffrey says he feels it’s important to kits be readily available. “I noticed that our […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 2019165 Views

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Antiracism program engaged youth through art – Sarnia Observer

Indigenous artists, a newcomer from Syria and others have spent the past year connecting with youth and newcomers about racism, through art. March 14, 2019 Indigenous artists, a newcomer from Syria and others have spent the past year connecting with youth and newcomers about racism, through art. “They can express themselves and express what they […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 2019238 Views

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Vulnerable Aboriginal Youth Funding Cancelled after 13 years of successful programs

The Federal Government through INAC Indigenous and Northern Affairs has cancelled Vulnerable Aboriginal Youth Services, funding and supports. After over 13 years of impact, success and helping Aboriginal youth succeed, INAC has cancelled funding without local consultation or a solution to meet their needs. At risk Indigenous Youth are left out in the cold to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 2019240 Views

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A Place Where it Feels Like Home: The Story of Tina Fontaine

March 12, 2019 – Sagkeeng First Nation Tina Fontaine might always be known for the tragic way in which she died, but it is her life that is an important story worth knowing. It was on August 17, 2014, when most people would learn her name, but Tina’s story began long before that day. It […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 2019442 Views

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Class Action against the Government of Canada brought on behalf of First Nations Youth

Case alleges that the Government’s funding of child protection services discriminates against First Nations youth leading to epidemic numbers being placed in foster care and deprived of essential services. TORONTO, March 8, 2019 – Sotos LLP (Toronto) and Kugler Kandestin LLP (Montreal) have launched a lawsuit against the Federal Government in Federal Court seeking $3.05 […]

by pmnationtalk on March 11, 2019174 Views

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Youth Council member Will Landon joins Kenora community members in the Coldest Night of the Year walk

February 25, 2019 On Feb 23rd, 2019, Treaty #3 Youth Council member Will Landon joined many Kenora community members in the Coldest Night of the Year walk. He walked 10km and raised $220 to support services accessed by those struggling with stable housing in Kenora. Many who access services in Kenora are Treaty #3 young […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 2019165 Views

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Aging out: Life after living in the child welfare system in B.C. – APTN News

February 20, 2019 Chris Tait and his older sister Marilyn Tait sit at a picnic table at the beach and sift through an old family photo album.  “Some of these I don’t remember at all so it’s really cool,” Chris says. “Like I feel like that one I kind of remember but that one I […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2019154 Views

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‘I’m about to say goodbye’: Family of Kanina Sue Turtle made to wait two years before reading suicide letter – APTN News

February 20, 2019 Kanina Sue Turtle wrote down on paper what she could never say to her mother and father. She was sorry. And goodbye. “I will always love you guys don’t forget that,” Kanina wrote. “I’m about to say goodbye.” Kanina, 15, couldn’t take it anymore. She had enough of living in foster care. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2019167 Views

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Statement: The Government of Canada Remains Committed to Addressing Coroner’s Recommendations in Thunder Bay Youth Inquest

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO (February 21, 2019) – The Minister of Indigenous Services, Seamus O’Regan, issued the following statement today: “Between 2000 and 2011, seven First Nations youth died while attending high school in Thunder Bay. Their tragic and preventable deaths have had an immeasurable impact on their communities, their families, and fellow classmates. Our government is […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 2019198 Views

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Indigenous Youth Enjoy Day of Heritage – PortageOnline.com

February 21, 2019 Keeshkeemaquah was the site for yesterday’s Elders and Youth event with students from all schools in the area, including Long Plain First Nation. Indigenous Community Relations Coordinator for Portage la Prairie, and Portage Community Revitalization Corporation Cornell Pashe gives an outline. “We along with the School Division and Portage Community Revitalization Corporation, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2019156 Views

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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 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 2019206 Views

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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, 2019164 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, 2019280 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, 2019203 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, 2019229 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, 2019248 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, 2019203 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, 2019202 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, 2019222 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, 2019280 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, 2019243 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, 2019201 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, 2019206 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, 2019168 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, 2019181 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, 2019144 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, 2019183 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, 2019167 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, 2019173 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, 2019635 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, 2019346 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, 2019175 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, 2019173 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, 2019241 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, 2019263 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, 2019171 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, 2019233 Views

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