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Dr. Shirley Cheechoo C.M., residential school warrior, sets sights on new Weengushk Film Institute on Manitoulin Island empowering Indigenous Youth

Established in 2002 by Dr.Cheechoo, the renowned James Bay Cree artist, actor, and filmmaker, Weengushk Film Institute (WFI) is one of Canada’s most meaningful centers of learning. The first of its kind, this non-profit centre educates and inspires Indigenous and diverse youth with its logistics programming integrating creative and life skills. Dr. Cheechoo, a residential […]

by pmnationtalk on August 12, 202192 Views

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Helping Indigenous youth get skills training and supports needed to get good jobs

From: Employment and Social Development Canada June 21, 2021              Gatineau, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada Today, during National Indigenous History Month and on the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, it is important to recognize the history, heritage, cultures and countless contributions of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 202193 Views

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Report: Youth Protection failing Inuit children – CityNews

“It keeps me up at night knowing what is going on and how hard we try to make changes,” says Nakuset from the Native Women’s shelter who is creating a second stage housing for Indigenous families in Montreal. Melina Giubilaro reports. Read More: https://montreal.citynews.ca/video/2021/05/24/report-youth-protection-failing-inuit-children/

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202141 Views

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Damning report on Inuit children in Montreal youth protection brings little hope change will come – CBC

May 21, 2021 Health authority promises action, but people who work with Indigenous families doubtful People who work with Indigenous families say they’re not optimistic any real change will come out of an investigation by the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission, which found the youth protection system is failing Inuit children in Montreal. Children from Nunavik who enter […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202158 Views

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PK Youth Education Initiative

(Kahnawake – 11, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 2021) The Kahnawake Peacekeepers and the Kahnawà:ke COVID-19 Task Force are pleased to announce the launch of a new youth education initiative aimed at informing Youth on the safe ways to gather during the Pandemic while acknowledging those who already practice it. The Peacekeepers will be issuing $10 Shop Kahnawake Gift […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 2021133 Views

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Makivik Shocked to Learn of a La Presse Database and Article Listing the Deaths of Indigenous Youth Across Quebec.

April 23rd, 2021 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Makivik Corporation learned this week about a 2015 La Presse newspaper publication that senselessly documented details surrounding the deaths of Indigenous children and youth from across Quebec, going as far as to publish the portraits of the deceased as well as the circumstances of their death. 144 Inuit […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2021160 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Initiative to Protect and Empower Atikamekw Youth in Quebec

From: Department of Justice Canada March 30, 2021 – La Tuque, Quebec – Department of Justice Canada Canadians expect to live in a society where the criminal justice system is fair and impartial and supports the needs of victims. The justice system must also promote rapid and effective interventions for young people who have committed […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202158 Views

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Advocates want governments to better support youth leaving foster care amid pandemic – CTV News

March 10, 2021 Advocates for youth in government care are calling on the provinces and territories to continue supporting those who are aging out of the child welfare system and trying to make it on their own during the pandemic. Melanie Doucet, senior researcher at the Child Welfare League of Canada, said vulnerable youth who […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202172 Views

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MCK and Youth Center team up to ‘Rediscover Winter’

(Kahnawake – 10, Tsothóhrha/December 2020) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke’s Sports & Recreation Unit and the Kahnawà:ke Youth Center are pleased to announce a new and exciting series of outdoor recreation opportunities planned for the community to “Rediscover Winter.” Sports & Recreation Unit staff will be clearing trails and making paths for cross country skiing, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 202088 Views

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Systemic solutions are needed to end racial profiling and systemic discrimination experienced by racialized youth

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 21, 2020 – The majority of the recommendations issued by the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse in 2011 regarding racial profiling and systemic discrimination have not been implemented or have been implemented only in part. A review of these recommendations has the Commission call on once […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 2020116 Views

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