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Alberta RCMP host first Soaring Eagles Indigenous Youth Camp since 2019

On Friday, Aug. 12, Indigenous leaders, representatives from the province, RCMP employees, as well as family and friends gathered to congratulate 28 Indigenous youth as they paraded outside the Alberta RCMP Headquarters for the Soaring Eagles Indigenous Youth Camp 2022 graduation. Last held in 2019, the camp is designed to simulate the same physical and intellectual training regular members receive in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2022142 Views

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AB Government: Taking action to support children and youth

By addressing the 10 recommendations made by the Child and Youth Well-being Report, this plan includes supports available now and new steps Alberta’s government is taking to support both the short-term and long-term well-being of children and youth. New actions include: Expanding of mental health and behavioural supports in schools to prevent health challenges before […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2022176 Views

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Alberta First Nation building Indigenous-led youth group home – CTV News

May 30, 2022 A new Indigenous-led youth group home is being built west of Edmonton at the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation. Once completed, the group home will serve kids aged five to 17 with the goal of keeping Indigenous children in care in the First Nation community at a facility that has a traditional knowledge […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 2022170 Views

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Indigenous youth in Alberta hit hard by pandemic measures – Windspeaker

December 20th, 2021 “Many children, particularly those in rural and northern communities were facing additional problems related to housing issues, food insecurity, a lack of access to technology to help with online learning, and caregivers who were stretched beyond their limits.” — Dr. Kelly Schwartz, University of Calgary By Shari Narine Local Journalism Initiative Reporter […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 2021235 Views

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AB Government: Child and Youth Well-being Review panel submits report

The Child and Youth Well-being Review panel has submitted recommendations the government based on research and feedback from Albertans about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and youth. The panel, co-chaired by Matt Jones, MLA for Calgary-South East and Rebecca Schulz, Minister of Children’s Services, worked to understand the social, psychological, educational and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2021305 Views

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Calgary Concert for Classrooms event to help Indigenous youth – Global News

November 1 2021 The 7th annual Peter Burgener Memorial Fundraiser Concert for Classrooms even this Friday will raise funds for the CIRCLE program, which empowers Indigenous youth by connecting their classrooms with Indigenous athlete mentors. The charity’s mission empowers children to thrive socially, emotionally, and academically through the mentorship and mindsets of world class athletes. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 2021229 Views

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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, 2021235 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, 2021254 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, 2021255 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, 2021248 Views

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