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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, 2020196 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, 2020159 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, 2020206 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, 2020213 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, 2020238 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, 2020206 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, 2019263 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, 2019225 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, 2019223 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, 2019212 Views

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