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Youth-inspired Indigenous retelling of Macbeth to tour Treaty 6 communities before heading to Stratford Festival – Edmonton Journal

January 20, 2020 An Indigenous retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth will be touring Treaty 6 First Nations communities in Alberta before embarking on a run at the renowned Stratford Festival. But it’s a different version of the play than fans of the bard would be used to. Pawâkan Macbeth, written and directed by Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 202035 Views

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Youth arrive in Calgary for Resiliency Summit – APTN News

December 4, 2019 Hundreds of youth from all over Alberta and B.C. traveled to Calgary for the annual Resiliency Summit organized by Ever Active School. It’s a provincial initiative that supports healthy school environments in Indigenous Communities. “Living on a reserve can be quite isolating so this just gives me a chance to go out […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201983 Views

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Alberta Indigenous youth raise enough money to attend robotics competition in Dubai – Globalnews.ca

October 20, 2019 A group of Alberta students is heading to Dubai this week to represent Canada in an international robotics competition. But this trip to the First Global Robotics Challenge from Oct. 24 to 27 almost didn’t happen for some. Initially, there weren’t enough funds, so only four out of 10 members were able […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201963 Views

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We will fight for hope’: Music video project gives youth their voice – CTV News

October 2, 2019 A group of youth from Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation have created a music video with a message of hope for their community. Fight for Hope was produced with funding from the RCMP’s Family Violence Initiative Fund and help from N’we Jinan, a non-profit organization focused on giving Indigenous youth an artistic platform. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201958 Views

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‘Time to take action:’ Children advocates call for national youth suicide strategy – rdnewsnow.com

WINNIPEG — Children’s advocates from across the country are urging the federal government to create a national strategy to deal with what they are calling a youth suicide crisis. “I’ve sat with parents and family members overwhelmed with the grief of losing their child to suicide. And I keep thinking it doesn’t have to be […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201961 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, 2019107 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, 201999 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, 2019111 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 13, 2019313 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, 201981 Views

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