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Suicide-prevention resources for Indigenous youth – rdnewsnow.com

Sep 11, 2019 CALGARY- The Alberta government is using comic books to help prevent suicide among Indigenous and Metis youth. Alberta has one of the highest provincial rates of youth suicide in Canada and the rate among Indigenous youth is five to six times higher than the general population. Two graphic novels aimed at youth […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2019262 Views

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High suicide rates for Indigenous youths sparks action from Alberta government – Calgary Herald

September 10, 2019 With Indigenous and Metis youths five to six times more likely to die by suicide than non-Indigenous youths, Alberta is faced with a public and mental-health crisis, according to an expert. Within the Indigenous community, the bulk of suicide deaths involve youths, whereas middle-aged men make up the majority of suicide deaths […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2019283 Views

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Suicide-prevention resources for Indigenous youth

Two new graphic novels developed for First Nations and Métis youth will help start conversations about suicide prevention. More than 100 Indigenous youth from across Alberta, in addition to First Nation and Métis producers, writers and artists, were engaged in the development of the stories. “Youth suicide is a tragedy and these new tools share […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 2019261 Views

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Edmonton Student’s Art Selected as the Logo for the 2019 Orange Shirt Program

Edmonton Student’s Art Selected as the Logo for the 2019 Orange Shirt Program Edmonton, AB – The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities (Safe and Caring) is pleased to announce the winner of the annual Orange Shirt Program Logo Design Competition. Jasper Place High School Grade 11 student, Farrah Ochiese’s design has been […]

by pmnationtalk on August 13, 2019646 Views

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Fair 4 Youth creates vibrant Valley Line SE mural

July 23, 2019 Festival season brings colour and life to Edmonton’s streets and this summer the underground Churchill pedway is also seeing some love. Members of Fair 4 Youth recently took a section of Valley Line Southeast LRT hoarding in the Churchill LRT pedway and brought it to life with a mural of modern interpretation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2019226 Views

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NASA engineers encourage Indigenous youth to reach for the stars – CBC

Stoney Nakoda students learn about overcoming hardships from Costa Rican presenters Apr 17, 2019 Kids on Stoney Nakoda First Nation are looking to the stars for their future careers, after a series of workshops with NASA engineers. After Skyping with a Costa Rican engineer during a NASA-themed class, students at Stoney Nakoda Elementary gave thanks […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 2019232 Views

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Office of the Child and Youth Advocate releases videos in Indigenous languages to improve service accessibility

February 19, 2019 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has released two videos about the organization in the Blackfoot and Cree languages. These videos, which include information about what a young person can expect when they call the OCYA and how the office can help advocate on their behalf, are unique new […]

by aanationtalk on February 19, 2019383 Views

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Youth shaping education system: Minister Eggen

“Student voice plays a critical role in shaping every level of our education system. We want students to have the best education possible and members of the Minister’s Youth Council help us to ensure this is possible. “This past weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting with members of the Minister’s Youth Council for our […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 2019274 Views

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OCYA_AB: Advocate releases ideas for taking action on issues affecting LGBTQ2S+ youth

January 31, 2019 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has released Community Conversations on Speaking OUT, an addendum to their 2017 special report on the experiences of LGBTQ2S+ youth in the child welfare and youth justice systems. The addendum focuses on stakeholders’ ideas for action based on the four themes and the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 31, 2019292 Views

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Metis Nation Alberta – Youth & Seniors Gathering

The 3rd annual Youth & Seniors Gathering is going to be better than ever. Mark it on your calendar: January 18-20, 2019. Be part of the journey: Register here. Outstanding Métis Youth nomination form here. NT5

by aanationtalk on January 4, 2019356 Views

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