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Reviews of suicides of 2 Indigenous teens lead to more recommendations from child advocate – CBC

Reports detail lives scarred by desperate childhoods in homes troubled by abuse, substance abuse Oct 30, 2017 Alberta’s child and youth advocate is urging the province become more sensitive to the needs of at-risk youth after reviewing two more cases of Indigenous teenagers who took their lives. Del Graff’s reports, which do not use the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201791 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative reviews involving suicides of two Indigenous youth

October 30, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has completed two Investigative Reviews involving the deaths of two young people and is publicly releasing the results of the reviews as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. Donovan died by suicide when he was 17 years old while in youth […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 2017114 Views

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Keeping shelters safe, inclusive for LGBTQ2S youth

Sep 01, 2017 A new resource for Alberta’s housing and homelessness system will help ensure LGBTQ2S youth feel safe and accepted when using services. The LGBTQ2S Youth Housing and Shelter Guidelines are the first of their kind in Canada. Nearly one in three homeless youth in Canada identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2017146 Views

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Culture For Life ~ My Culture. My Life.

Culture For Life My Culture. My Life. To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th 2017, we are choosing to focus on LIFE through culture. We want to help facilitate meaningful connections with culture for First Nations youth and have youth themselves highlight the strength of culture and how it can promote wellness and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 2017189 Views

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Youth Conference for 89th MNA Annual General Assembly

July 18, 2017 On August 11, 2017, Métis youth ages 15-35 are invited to participate in a Career Exploration Conference at the 89thAnnual General Assembly of the Métis Nation of Alberta.  The conference aims to inspire and expose youth to a variety of education and career options, mentors, education and employment support services, as well […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201785 Views

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Is a premiers’ summit worth boycotting? – Macleans.ca

Indigenous leaders maximized attention by snubbing this year’s provincial and territorial confab. But this isn’t the table they really want a seat at. July 17, 2017 Brad Wall is the dean among premiers—he’s represented Saskatchewan since 2007—and he joked at his 10th Council of the Federation meeting that his province’s populace may not be as […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201798 Views

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It’s our time’: World Indigenous Games conference inspires youth – CBC

‘You can always succeed, you can always find opportunity in your struggles’ Jul 05, 2017 When Kyle Wolfe found out at 14 he was going to be a father, he knew he had to make some big choices. He faced parenthood while attending high school and playing competitive basketball. He remembers taking his son Kaedin […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 2017100 Views

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Meet the new Minister’s Youth Council members

June 29, 2017 Education Minister David Eggen issued the following statement to congratulate students selected for his new Minister’s Youth Council: “I am excited to announce that selection for the 2017-18 Minister’s Youth Council is now complete – and the list of all 32 council members is posted on the Alberta Education website.” “Students in grades […]

by pmnationtalk on June 29, 2017109 Views

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We Matter Campaign: Join Indigenous youth across the nation taking the #HopePact!

What is the #HopePact? The We Matter #HopePact is a pact that Indigenous youth across Canada can choose to take, uniting them in a national movement. It is a reminder that you are never alone in what you are feeling or experiencing. By taking the #HopePact and wearing the #HopePact bracelet, you can feel like […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 2017114 Views

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N’we Jinan project helps First Nations youth find voice through music – CBC

February 14, 2016 Youth from remote First Nations communities are getting a chance to express themselves in song through an initiative called N’we Jinan. The program was spearheaded by musician David Hodges and Joshua Iserhoff, who is the former grand chief of the Cree Nation Youth Council of Quebec. “I really believe … arts has […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201783 Views

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