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Nova Scotian teen creates virtual Afro-Indigenous youth book club – HalifaxToday.ca

Damini Awoyiga, a Digitally Lit youth ambassador, plans for club members to read books from local Black and Indigenous authors Inspiring peers about other experiences and cultures makes 13-year-old Damini Awoyiga enthusiastic. She found a love for reading when she was four, started writing poetry and short stories at 10 and on her 13th birthday […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 202043 Views

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NL Government: Child and Youth Advocate Invites Youth in the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community to Participate in its “30 for 30” Awareness Campaign

September 14, 2020 Young people have a unique way of expressing themselves and cutting to the chase. Child and Youth Advocate Jackie Lake Kavanagh is therefore inviting youth from the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to help in an awareness campaign with her office. The “30 for 30 Campaign” will release a message a day for 30 days […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2020148 Views

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Native Council program aiming to keep Indigenous youth out of justice system – CBC

‘A lot of them suffer from residential schools, childhood trauma, intergenerational trauma’ Aug 05, 2020 A new program is aiming to connect off-reserve Indigenous youth who are in conflict with the law with their traditional teachings in hopes of keeping them out of the justice system. The Native Council of P.E.I.’s “Coming Full Circle” program […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 202071 Views

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Canadian Youth Leaders Drive Social Change as they join Coady’s Graduate Network

Jun 18, 2020 Nine Canadian youth leaders recently celebrated the completion of the yearlong Pathy Foundation Fellowship (formerly OceanPath Fellowship) through a series of online presentations. The fellowship’s “Debrief Week” traditionally takes place on campus at St. Francis Xavier University’s Coady Institute and welcomes students, staff, family, friends, and community members for closing presentations from […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 202087 Views

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AVC receives NSERC funding for outreach program for Indigenous youth

Promoting veterinary medicine and STEM among Indigenous youth Jun 17, 2020 The Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, has been awarded $29,400 by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for a project entitled “Youth Engagement in Veterinary Medicine: A Model to Enhance Indigenous Youth Connection to STEM.” AVC’s project […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 202087 Views

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Advocates say youth shelter in Truro would protect teens from human trafficking – CBC

‘There’s no place for kids to go in Truro if they need a place to stay,’ says Michelle Rafuse Jun 11, 2020 The recent case of a man who was unlawfully at large in the Truro, N.S., area and allegedly committed dozens of sex and drug trafficking crimes against children shows the need for a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 2020137 Views

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Amplifying Voices of First Nation Youth through Asset-Based Development

Apr 15, 2020 Qalipu First Nation, one of the largest First Nation groups in Canada, spans across 67 traditional Mi’kmaq communities in Newfoundland and Labrador, and abroad. Jasmine Collis (Indigenous Women in Community Leadership, 2019) is a Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Support Specialist for the more than 20,000 Qalipu First Nation members. Jasmine designed and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 202099 Views

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Premier Ball Hears Important Perspectives from Youth Council

24 February 2020 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, met today with members of the Premier’s Youth Council to listen to their perspectives on important matters facing Newfoundland and Labrador. At the launch of the meeting, Premier Ball welcomed new appointees to the council as well as those who will be serving […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 2020158 Views

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Cape Breton Indigenous communities receive youth grants – Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — Youth-led projects in Eskasoni, Potlotek, Membertou and We’koqma’q are among those receiving grants in support of initiatives in small- and medium-sized communities across Canada. The Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation and RBC Foundation announced funding of up to $15,000 to youth applicants in eight Indigenous communities across Atlantic Canada. As a part of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 2019139 Views

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Labrador youths march in Montreal climate protests – CBC

2 youths take to protest’s front lines as part of the Indigenous Climate Action group Sep 27, 2019 Two young people from Labrador have made the trek to Montreal to march with the Indigenous Climate Action group on the front lines of that city’s climate protest Friday, expected to be one of the largest in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 2019153 Views

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