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Wapekeka plea for help as suicide of child renews fears of death pact – Toronto Star

Northern First Nation band declares state of emergency over mental health crisis Wapekeka First Nation has declared a state of emergency after the suicide of 12-year-old Jenera Roundsky last week sent 35 kids into a mental health crisis and ignited fears that a suicide pact that gripped the community in January still exists. Wapekeka band […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20176 Views

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Showing the path forward – youth leaders indigenize the Senate

June 21, 2017 Nine Indigenous youth leaders from across the country came to Ottawa on June 7 to share their success stories with senators, and to outline their visions for a new relationship between Canada and its First Nations, Inuit and Métis during the Youth Indigenize the Senate 2017 event on Parliament Hill. It was […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 20174 Views

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Reconciliation starts with dialogue – youth forum indigenizes the Senate: Emily Gjos

June 21, 2017 As we mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Canadians are celebrating the history and achievements of this young country. But for many Indigenous people in Canada, there is little to celebrate. It’s in moments of reflection like these that we have the chance to chart a brighter path forward — but it’s […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 20171 Views

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Stratford Festival and DAREarts mark Canada 150 with program for Indigenous youth – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 20, 2017 To mark Canada 150, the Stratford Festival has set up a project in collaboration with DAREarts – an organization for children and teenagers who don’t fit in and don’t feel good about themselves. These kids are considered at risk of not reaching their potential. In 21 years, DAREarts has reached more than […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 20177 Views

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We Matter Campaign: Join Indigenous youth across the nation taking the #HopePact!

What is the #HopePact? The We Matter #HopePact is a pact that Indigenous youth across Canada can choose to take, uniting them in a national movement. It is a reminder that you are never alone in what you are feeling or experiencing. By taking the #HopePact and wearing the #HopePact bracelet, you can feel like […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201715 Views

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Governor General to Honour Youth Participants from Imagine a Canada Initiative

June 19, 2017 OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will recognize the final 13 selections from the Imagine a Canadainitiative at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. The works of each participant will be presented. The Governor General, who was inducted as an honorary witness of the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 20174 Views

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A door screwed shut, a tiny window, an ignored smoke alarm, and two lost lives – Thestar.com

Fire service’s report on foster home blaze near Lindsay, Ont., reveals tragic details of two deaths and dramatic rescue. June 12, 2017 Firefighters arrived at the scene of a raging foster home fire in February to find a caregiver hanging halfway out of a small second-floor window and two victims sprawled on the floor at […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201712 Views

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N’we Jinan project helps First Nations youth find voice through music – CBC

February 14, 2016 Youth from remote First Nations communities are getting a chance to express themselves in song through an initiative called N’we Jinan. The program was spearheaded by musician David Hodges and Joshua Iserhoff, who is the former grand chief of the Cree Nation Youth Council of Quebec. “I really believe … arts has […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 20176 Views

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ASWCO: Indigenous Youth Leadership Project

Who We Are and What We Do. The Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario (ASWCO) has received funding to launch the Indigenous Youth Leadership Project in Ontario. The Indigenous Youth Leadership Project is divided into several components: A series of community-based discussions on Indigenous Youth Leadership A gathering for Indigenous youth and Ambassadors to learn […]

by pmnationtalk on June 7, 201716 Views

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National Inuit Youth Council Welcomes New President

June 6, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario — The National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC) has elected Ruth Kaviok as its new president for the 2017 – 2019 term. Ruth is a 19-year-old Inuk youth from Arviat, Nunavut. She advocates for suicide prevention, climate change prevention and the importance of education. In 2016, Ruth was John Arnalukjuak […]

by pmnationtalk on June 7, 201710 Views

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