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BC Government: Teaching Indigenous youth to cope with anxiety

Feb. 15, 2020 TRAIL – Since she was young, Breland Athies always felt disconnected from her Métis culture. Growing up in a Christian household, she says there was a lot of intergenerational trauma passed down from her family, which surfaced as mental health and addiction challenges. She remembered hearing her friends talk about their family crests […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 202012 Views

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Young people express their support for Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs while blocking Vancouver intersection – Straight.com

February 11th, 2020 Tonight, there are about 200 to 250 people continuing their blockade of traffic the corner of West Broadway and Cambie Street. They’re ringing all four sidewalks in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and their supporters who oppose a natural-gas pipeline being constructed across their unceded traditional territory in northern B.C. Adonia Cormier-Sondraal, […]

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Media Advisory of Press Conference and Rally: Indigenous Youth, Supported by Leadership, to Host Rally outside the BC Legislature on Throne Speech Day Calling for Province to Respect Wet’suwet’en Law and End the Violence

WHAT:  The RCMP are carrying out a violent raid on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory under Provincial and Federal watch to enforce Coastal GasLink’s injunction. Indigenous youth, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, and allies including ENGOs, municipal, provincial and federal representatives will gather in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation.  Speakers will respond to the unlawful escalation […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202016 Views

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Over 200 Indigenous youth and allies gather for “lockdown” at at the B.C. Legislature – The Martlet

February 6, 2020 Locked arm-to-arm in front of the ceremonial entrance of the B.C. Parliament Buildings in downtown Victoria, dozens of Indigenous people and over 200 allies gathered around noon on Feb. 6 to show solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline. “We are shaming the Canadian government right now,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 202017 Views

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Indigenous women role models for local youth – Oliver Chronicle

February 6, 2020 Basketball players Ashley McGinnis and Jade Montgomery-Waardenburg are inspiring local youth to lead healthier, active lives on and off the court. The young women are running a basketball clinic sponsored by ISPARC (Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council), an organization that promotes the health and well-being of Indigenous people. Clinics were […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 202018 Views

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MNBC: Métis Youth’s Resilience Shines Through in Spite of Health Disparities

February 1st, 2020 In partnership with Métis Nation BC, McCreary Centre Society today released Ta Saantii Deu/Neso: A Profile of Métis Youth Health in BC. The release happened at the Métis Nation BC Climate Change and Health forum attended by Minister Judy Darcy, BC’s Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. Using data from the 2018 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202037 Views

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Indigenous activists file complaint, allege Victoria police caused ‘multiple’ injuries at protest – CTV News

January 29, 2020 VICTORIA — A group of Indigenous activists who were arrested during a protest at B.C. government offices in Victoria last week have filed an official complaint about their arrests with the province’s police complaint commissioner. About a dozen protesters were arrested last Tuesday at the offices of the Ministry of Energy, Mines […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 202019 Views

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Indigenous Youth Arrested in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en File Complaint about Police Conduct

(Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories, B.C. – January 29, 2020) Indigenous youth arrested last week held a press conference this morning condemning the police and RCMP’s violent conduct toward Indigenous peoples and reiterating their full support for the Wet’suwet’en land defenders. On January 21st, Indigenous Youth of Nuuchahnulth, Wet’suwet’en, Tla’amin, Sto:lo, Secwepemcúĺecw, Namgis, Heiltsuk, Kwagu’ł, Ma’amtagila, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 202039 Views

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Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en: Indigenous youth face off with Victoria police after occupying ministry office – CityNews Edmonton

Jan 22, 2020 VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – Several young Indigenous protesters were removed by force from the Ministry of Energy and Mines in Victoria Wednesday morning. The youth, who say they’re standing in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en in its fight against the Coastal GasLink LNG pipeline, were dragged out by police officers after they were […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202024 Views

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Bentwood box charity auction helps Indigenous youth – Burnaby Now

November 28, 2019 A Burnaby artist is at the heart of a charity auction for the Urban Native Youth Association. James Michels, a Métis/Cree artist who lives in Burnaby, created dozens of blank bentwood boxes for the Lattimer Gallery’s annual bentwood box silent auction – a task he’s been undertaking every year for the past […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201935 Views

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