Tuesday, June 29, 2010


SMITHERS – The inaugural session of the Aboriginal Community Mental Health Worker (ACMHW) program at Northwest Community College’s (NWCC) Smithers Campus will see a happy ending for students from Moricetown and Smithers who graduate this Friday.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Create national plan to help aboriginal children, urge advocates

OTTAWA — Child advocates are calling on the federal government to create a national plan to improve the dire future facing aboriginal children and youth in Canada — a situation they call the most "important and neglected human-rights issue in this country."


Canada must act now to save aboriginal kids, advocates say

First nations, Metis and Inuit children and youth are the fastest-growing group in Canada. And if we don't pay attention now, if we continue to fail these children, we as a country and as a society must hang our heads in disgrace.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Addressing depression and suicide among aboriginal Ontario youth

What do you think the leading cause of death is in Northwestern Ontario? Vehicle-related accidents? Cancer? Gang Violence? The reality is that suicide, a preventable but deadly community issue, takes the most lives. Due to isolation, there is a lack of trained mental health workers. Other factors include lack of inclusion, lack of confidence, lack of discussions about the topic, and lack of strength to overcome the dangers among youth.


Kaiser Foundation Presents Ilisaqsivik Society with a National Mental Health and Addictions Award

As part of the Kaiser Foundation’s fifth annual National Awards for Excellence Program, the Premier of Nunavut, Honorable Eva Aariak, today presented the award for Excellence in Community Programming to Jake Gearheard, Executive Director of Ilisaqsivik Society based in Clyde River, Nunavut.


Friday, June 18, 2010

2010-2011 National Aboriginal Role Models Announced!!!

OTTAWA, ON — The National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) is proud to celebrate the announcement of 12 new national Aboriginal Role Models for 2010-2011 with a morning filled with cultural sights and sounds on Saturday June 19, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. – noon. (9:30 a.m. doors open) at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

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Aboriginal youth sets sights on World Youth Cup

n Aboriginal soccer team in Saskatoon is doing everything they can to scrape together almost $100,000 in order to attend an international soccer tournament in Europe.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Aboriginal Youth receive Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award

It was history in the making for Aboriginal Youth and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Programme as, for the first time in PEI, thirteen Aboriginal Youth from across the Island received the Bronze Award.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Opportunities in the forces

Interested in a challenge? The Canadian Forces offers three programs for Aboriginal youth that are intended to encourage consideration of the forces as a part-time or full-time career option.
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Monday, June 14, 2010

Improving self-esteem among Aboriginal youth through music and mentorship!

Supported by the Alberta government and involving a variety of community partners, the Cold Lake Music Factory pilot project is designed to help at-risk Aboriginal youth experience success, improve self-esteem, build confidence, and develop team work and other job-related skills.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Not Just Another Pretty Face...

Miss Blackfoot Canada 2010, Simone Smith, is not just another pretty face. The 19-year-old Fort Macleod resident can’t wait to add more pageants to her resume with the hopes of being a role model of overcoming issues that are heavily affecting the First Nations population, including herself.
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

In need of some funds to help you through school?? Check it out!

Everybody could use a little help right! Check out the following link and see if you are eligible for the First Citizens Fund Student Bursary Program!!

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Hope thrives in the youth of the Okanagan Nation

The new generation of Aboriginal youth shows bold initiative by unburdening themselves from centuries-long grievous statistics.
It has been a painfully well-known fact that the rate of youth suicide in Aboriginal communities exceeds that of the non-Aboriginal population.
According to Statistics Canada, suicide is the major killer of young Aboriginal people after accidents. As far as many youth are concerned, the time has come for positive change.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

CompuCorps.org Announces Microsoft Donation for Aboriginal Youth Computer Program

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 9, 2010) - The high tech charity CompuCorps.org (CompuCorps Mentoring/ Les Mentors de CompuCorps) is pleased to announce a software donation from Microsoft Canada for 1,000 computer systems and 25 servers to support its national program - TechFeather. Read More>>

Youth Summer Camp: Lil’wat

The Mount Currie Vancouver Community College Aboriginal Culinary Arts is offering a Youth Summer Camp: Lil’wat at the Ullus Community Centre, 87A, #10, Mount Currie from July 5th to 9th; 9 am to 4 pm. Read More>>