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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, 202012 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, 2020134 Views

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Indigenous Youth Honoured with National Forestry Skills Awards

Earlier today Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), in partnership with the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM), recognized three recipients of the Skills Awards for Indigenous Youth. Honourees include Autumn Quenville of the Whitesand First Nation from Northern Ontario, Raven Cardinal of the Bigstone Cree Nation from Northern Alberta, and Hunter Corbiere of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 2020102 Views

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Skateboarding pros take sport, along with message of hope, to Indigenous youth – Calgary Herald

Jul 21, 2020 Believing it saved them from taking the wrong path, a group of avid skateboarders is touring Alberta reserves to share their sport with Indigenous youth. “Skateboarding has given us so much. We just want to spread the message. We don’t want to see more youth struggle with mental health, suicide. We want […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 202051 Views

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Indigenous Youth in STEM program adapts to coronavirus pandemic – CityNews Edmonton

Every year, over 35,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth get immersed in science, technology, engineering and math in an outdoor summer camp. Audra Brown with how the experience will look this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More: https://edmonton.citynews.ca/video/2020/06/30/indigenous-youth-in-stem-program-adapts-to-coronavirus-pandemic/

by ahnationtalk on July 1, 202079 Views

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Initiative encouraging Indigenous youth to #ProtectOurElders from COVID-19 – CTV News

June 4, 2020 EDMONTON — A new campaign encouraging youth to help protect their Elders from COVID-19 is being applauded by Alberta’s chief medical officer of health. The #ProtectOurElders social media campaign, organized by the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation west of Edmonton, launched on May 28. Dr. Deena Hinshaw recognized the initiative and several others […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 2020106 Views

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Alexis launches social campaign encouraging youth to protect Elders

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, AB, May 28, 2020 – National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Ashley Callingbull, Sarain Fox, Ethan Bear of the Edmonton Oilers, and Zach Whitecloud of the Las Vegas Knights are helping Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation share the importance of physical distancing and hygiene to protect Elders in First Nations communities. “Elders are living […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 2020125 Views

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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, 2020118 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, 2019153 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, 2019144 Views

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