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Inuk student biking across Canada to raise awareness of suicide crisis among Inuit youth – CBC

‘What can I do to heal myself and what I can I do to do my part?’ says 24-year-old Hannah Tooktoo Jun 16, 2019 After a wave of youth suicides in Nunavik last fall, Inuk student Hannah Tooktoo felt helpless living over 1,400 kilometres south from her family and friends in her hometown of Kuujjuaq, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 20197 Views

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Supporting the Next Generation of Indigenous Middle Class Workers

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Modernized Youth Employment and Skills Strategy will Serve Young Canadians Facing Barriers to Employment June 5, 2019 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada Canada’s continued prosperity depends on young Canadians launching meaningful careers. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need for a fair chance at […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201931 Views

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AFNQL: Special Parliamentary Committee on Youth Protection – “Our Children Also Deserve to Grow Up in Dignity”

Wendake, May 28, 2019 – In response to Premier Legault’s May 17 announcement of the creation of a Special Parliamentary Committee on Youth Protection chaired by Régine Laurent, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) reiterates the importance of including First Nations in any reflection process, including the discussions that will determine the mandate of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201947 Views

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StartUP Nations brings youth from 10 Indigenous communities to Concordia – Concordia University News

Budding entrepreneurs will learn how to build a successful business relevant to their own social economies May 15, 2019 More than 50 Indigenous youth from across Quebec will come to Concordia to learn the tools for succeeding as entrepreneurs in their communities at the second edition of StartUP Nations. The event, to be held at […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201970 Views

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Atikamekw Nation in Quebec inspiring others with sovereign youth protection – APTN News

February 19, 2019 On the second floor of an office complex in La Tuque, QC., sit the archives of the Atikamekw Nation. Grand Chief Constant Awashish, 37, walks past dozens of filing cabinets and banker’s boxes before making his way straight to a series of cradleboards hanging on the wall. “Tikinakan,” Awashish says, pointing to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 201969 Views

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Commissioner Audette’s message to youth at We Day in Montreal

Montreal, QC – Commissioner Michèle Audette sent a powerful message to youth at We Day celebrations in Montreal. “Thank you to the organizers for the opportunity to speak at We Day,” stated Commissioner Audette, “as an Indigenous woman, a Commissioner for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and as a […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 201948 Views

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Nunavik health board says it’s co-operating with youth protection investigation – Nunatsiaq News

11 January, 2019 Board says it only followed provincial guidelines for placing children outside the region The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services says it will fully co-operate with an investigation into the treatment of Inuit children in Montreal-area foster homes. Quebec’s Human Rights and Youth Commission launched the investigation in December after […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201959 Views

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An investigation regarding Inuit youth hosted at the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal is launched

Montréal, December 21, 2018 — Considering the nature of information brought to its attention, the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse has launched an investigation on its own initiative concerning youth protection services provided to Inuit youth housed by the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal. The Commission received information regarding notably […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 201895 Views

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Youth protection officials failed suicidal Salluit teen, Quebec coroner concludes – CBC

Inadequate followup with Rhoda Tunu Parr could be symptomatic of larger problem in Nunavik, says É​ric Lépine Nov 12, 2018 Quebec’s youth protection services failed to provide adequate followup with a teen in foster care who had expressed suicidal thoughts, a coroner has concluded. Coroner É​ric Lépine​ said what happened to 14-year-old Rhoda Tunu Parr […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201857 Views

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Quebec Inuit leaders plea for mental health support in wake of youth suicides – CBC

Warning: This story contains strong language and discussion of suicide Oct 19, 2018 In Nunavik, Quebec’s expansive northern region dotted by remote fly-in Inuit villages, most residents are connected to at least one, if not several of the young people who have recently ended their own lives. Mary Simon, Canada’s first ambassador for circumpolar affairs […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201880 Views

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