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Dr. Shirley Cheechoo C.M., residential school warrior, sets sights on new Weengushk Film Institute on Manitoulin Island empowering Indigenous Youth

Established in 2002 by Dr.Cheechoo, the renowned James Bay Cree artist, actor, and filmmaker, Weengushk Film Institute (WFI) is one of Canada’s most meaningful centers of learning. The first of its kind, this non-profit centre educates and inspires Indigenous and diverse youth with its logistics programming integrating creative and life skills. Dr. Cheechoo, a residential […]

by pmnationtalk on August 12, 202125 Views

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Improving the mental wellness of Alberta’s youth

Up to $7.3 million will support the expansion of youth mental health hubs, which provide young Albertans with a one-stop shop for services that improve their mental health and overall wellness. “Improving youth mental wellness is a top priority for Alberta’s government. Youth mental health hubs are a tremendous example of how community partnerships and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202130 Views

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AB Government: New app helps young adults transitioning out of care

In partnership with the Government of Alberta, Native Counselling Services of Alberta is launching an app to support former and current youth in care navigate the adult world. Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth and young adults can download the free Connections app to access information to help make the transition into adulthood a little easier. The […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 202128 Views

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Mentors being sought for Indigenous youth throughout Alberta – The Star

June 21, 2021 National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21 is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect, in part, on the past. But Tanya Tourangeau, who has been working as the Indigenous engagement lead for Alberta Mentorship Partnership (AMP) for the past six months, believes it’s also the perfect time to bring awareness to the current […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 202133 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases follow-up report on youth opioid use

June 16, 2021 Edmonton… Alberta’s Child and Youth Advocate has released a follow-up report on youth opioid use. Renewed Focus: A Follow-Up Report on Youth Opioid Use in Alberta explores what has changed since the Advocate’s first report on this issue was released in June of 2018. The Advocate is calling on government to develop […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 202198 Views

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Community-led research focuses on holistic well-being of Indigenous youth – UCalgary News

Northern Alberta project is led by one of 20 promising new postdocs joining UCalgary in 2021 When Dr. Jennifer Markides arrives in northern Alberta later this year to begin her new research projects, she won’t know what those projects are going to look like — and that’s how she wants it. “Working with Indigenous communities […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2021105 Views

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Local Indigenous youth hope to use a Calgary mobile skateboard park to change lives – Globalnews.ca

Skate parks are popular places in Calgary and city has built many permanent structures over the years to meet the demand. But a group of local indigenous skateboards who say the sport changed their lives are taking action to fill the void on reserves. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/7510146/local-indigenous-youth-hope-to-use-a-calgary-mobile-skateboard-park-to-change-lives

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 202092 Views

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Montana Cree Nation councillor pledges support for youth programming – St. Thomas Times-Journal

October 30, 2020 Reggie Rabbit is a newly elected Councillor for Montana Cree Nation with a two-year diploma in criminal justice from Bow Valley College and a graduate from Grant MacEwan University Aboriginal Police Studies program. Rabbit is starting his three-year term in a great way and leading by example. He is following through on […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 2020100 Views

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OCYA_AB: Child and Youth Advocate Releases Annual Report

Edmonton…Del Graff, Provincial Child and Youth Advocate, released the 2019-20 Annual Report of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA). This year’s annual report provides a summary of OCYA major activities during the past year, and looks ahead at how the OCYA plans to strengthen its services so that young people in Alberta […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 2020148 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases fourth mandatory reviews into child deaths

September 29, 2020 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate released reviews into the circumstances of 13 young people, 11 of whom passed away between October 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020. This report also includes a young person who passed away prior to this time, but whose review was stayed until March 2020, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 2020245 Views

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