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New youth outreach unit rolls out in Nanaimo – Nanaimo News NOW

NANAIMO — The Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre is hitting Nanaimo’s streets with a new youth outreach program. The program, known as Ts’its’uw’atul’ in the Hul’q’umín’um’ Coast Salish Language, recently rolled out with a 24-foot RV. It allows staff to reach youth in need on the street, rather than asking them to travel. Joel Harry, director of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202016 Views

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Annual ‘Gathering Our Voices’ Indigenous Youth Leadership Event to Return in 2022

B.C. – October 20, 2020 – Over 1,000 Indigenous youth look forward to attending the Gathering Our Voices (GOV) leadership training event each year. The 18th annual GOV event was cancelled in March, just days before it was set to take place, due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in B.C. and across Canada. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202015 Views

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First Nation leaders demand probe into death of Aboriginal youth in care – Vancouver Sun

Leaders said they were concerned because it appeared that no probe would take place and no autopsy. B.C. First Nation leaders are calling for a “full and thorough” investigation into the death earlier this month of a 17-year-old Aboriginal youth in a group home in the Fraser Valley. The male youth — who isn’t being […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 202022 Views

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Death of Youth in Care Sparks Calls by First Nations Leadership and Advocates for Immediate Action

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – Date) Regional and national Indigenous organizations are calling for immediate action and accountability in B.C. over the death of a First Nation youth in a group home. Earlier this month a First Nations youth, under the care of a Delegated Aboriginal Agency through a consent custody […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 202019 Views

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Youth Take the Lead in Tackling Colonialism, Injustice in Vancouver – TheTyee.ca

Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth are working together to bring changes based on consultations with 2,000 young people. On a smoky evening last week, 10 Indigenous and 10 non-Indigenous youth sat in the wooden pews of the Longhouse Church in East Vancouver talking about their plans for decolonizing and Indigenizing Canada. Starting with Vancouver’s inner city […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202022 Views

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RCYBC: Representative highlights gaps in services for youth who self-injure

VICTORIA – Youth who engage in non-suicidal self-injuries (NSSI) need specialized and nuanced supports to address their complex needs and trauma, B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth said today, adding that, despite the efforts of families, caregivers and professionals, too often these young people’s needs are not being met. In her new report, A Way […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202037 Views

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Join the Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council: The next PAYC election takes place on September 24, 2020

PAYC members are: Advocates Council members advocate for issues that are important to Indigenous youth, and are passionate about the future. Mentors Council members strive to be role models and help their peers share their voice and be heard. Change Makers Council members engage other youth in their communities and advocate for change they want […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202027 Views

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Local youth runs for top spot – Castanet.net

Vernon candidate is running for Métis Nation Provincial Youth Chair One local youth is looking to make a difference in the Métis community in BC. Shaughn Davoren is running for the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) Provincial Youth Chair, where he can, if elected, make change at both a federal and provincial level. He has […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 202048 Views

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Doubling youth treatment beds throughout B.C.

Aug. 13, 2020 VICTORIA – More youth will soon have access to treatment in their communities, thanks to an investment that will more than double the number of treatment beds for youth struggling with addictions in B.C. “I’m incredibly proud that our government has invested in the single largest increase in youth treatment beds ever […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 202059 Views

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New youth substance-use treatment facility to open in Chilliwack

Aug. 6, 2020 CHILLIWACK – Traverse, a new treatment centre in Chilliwack, will open soon to provide specialized support for youth in the Fraser Health region who are living with substance-use challenges. The 20-bed centre is the first of its kind in the region that exclusively supports young people ages 13 to 18 years old […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 202098 Views

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