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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, 2019201 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, 2019145 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, 2019193 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, 2019237 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, 2019238 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, 2019179 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, 2019201 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, 2019173 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, 2019146 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, 2019158 Views

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