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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, 202158 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, 202052 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, 202062 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, 202090 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, 2020189 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, 2020142 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, 202098 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, 2020141 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, 2020162 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, 2020175 Views

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