Monday, February 22, 2010

RCMP build rink in troubled northern reserve

RCMP officers in an isolated northern Manitoba reserve, haunted in recent years by suicide and substance abuse, are offering some hope through a Canadian pastime.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Arctic Voices Fellowship

Are you a young woman or young man between 25 and 35 years of age? Well, here is a program you might be interested in: A new program called “Arctic Voices Fellowship” is expected to start up in June of 2010.
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Friday, February 12, 2010

Governor General Hosts High Energy Youth Gathering:

Vancouver, BC: To the thumping rhythms of Aboriginal drumming and hip hop, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, hosted a spirited celebration today of Canada’s multicultural identity and the ability of sport to inspire peace. Read More>>

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Suicide Affects Us All

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Canoe Lake Cree Nation to produce a Youth created and written, Suicide Awareness Public Service Announcement.

The Canoe Lake Challenge started in October of 2009 and required the youth to meet targeted improvements in 3 core academic areas, reading, math and attendance. Having met the agreed goals Going Miles and company have been working with the youth in Canoe Lake to create a PSA, and put on a community hypnotist show.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Governor General to Host Youth Dialogue in Celebration of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

On the eve of the official opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond will meet with over 500 young leaders to mark the Olympic Winter Games through a high-energy discussion, entitled the GG's 2010 Olympic Truce Youth Dialogue: Promoting Mutual Understanding.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

One Laptop Per Child- The Belinda Stronach Foundation

Together with members of the Aboriginal community, corporate Canada and various governments, TBSF will bring the internationally-successful program, One Laptop Per Child, to First Nation, Métis and Inuit children, ages 6-12. Read More>>

Monday, February 1, 2010

Youth hockey group aims to help First Nations fight teen suicide

The hockey group Right to Play is best known for its work in war zones, where it tries to help young people build self-esteem and leadership skills. Now it’s headed to the Moose Cree First Nation on the James Bay coast in northern Ontario, where 13 teenagers hanged themselves last year and another 80 tried to kill themselves, the Toronto Star’s Tanya Talaga reports. Read More>>

8th Annual National Aboriginal Youth, Violence & Changing Times Training

“Building Strength and Leadership” Conference; March 10-12, 2010: Registration Package. Read More>>

Aboriginal youth from across Canada gather in British Columbia to celebrate, take part in Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

To help celebrate the world's biggest potlatch - the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games - up-and-coming young Aboriginal leaders from across Canada are gathering today in British Columbia's Sea to Sky region as part of an ambitious forum to explore and share their cultures through the Olympic Movement. Read More>>