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MB Government: Addictions Services Expanded for Youth Seeking Substance Use Services

June 11, 2019 Counsellors to be Embedded in Nine Agencies Across Winnipeg: Friesen Addictions services are being expanded to improve its reach in communities for youth seeking substance use services by embedding counsellors within agencies throughout Winnipeg, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. “The VIRGO report on mental health and addictions […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 201924 Views

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Fire of youth seeks to light new path – Winnipeg Free Press

Lac La Croix First Nation is like many Indigenous communities in Canada. It has an 85 per cent unemployment rate, mostly due to the Indian Act — the policy that has long prohibited and impaired the economic viability of Indigenous communities. This, added with the trauma of residential schools and ongoing violent policies and practices […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201935 Views

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Application Period For Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Now Open

April 9, 2019 WINNIPEG – The application period for the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council is now open and youth between the ages of 15 and 21 are encouraged to apply, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today. “A youth advisory council will better allow the voice of our youth to be heard at City Hall,” said Mayor […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201967 Views

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What we used to learn’: Mental health treatment for Indigenous youth must draw on tradition, advocates say – CBC

2 reviews recommend culturally relevant supports for Indigenous youth struggling with addiction, mental health Mar 31, 2019 Tina Fontaine’s tragic free fall has been painstakingly detailed so often that many now have the series of missed opportunities that preceded her death seared into memory. The Indigenous teen’s short life was punctuated by trauma — trauma […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 201987 Views

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Community infrastructure projects developed by Manitoba First Nations youth to get support from Indigenous Services Canada

VICTORIA, March 29, 2019 More British Columbians can take part in sports ranging from archery to wheelchair basketball this year thanks to the BC Sport Participation Program (BCSPP), funded equally by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. Together, the governments are investing nearly $1.2 million in 2018–19 to support projects that […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201973 Views

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Indigenous coalition alarmed about child advocate’s push to ‘secure’ at-risk youths – Winnipeg Free Press

When 15-year-old Tina Fontaine was trying to survive on Winnipeg streets in the summer of 2014, none of the city’s Indigenous programs that focus on ending child sexual exploitation knew she was out there. When Manitoba’s Advocate for Children and Youth released its long-awaited investigation into the teen’s life and death last week, none of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201945 Views

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A Place Where it Feels Like Home: The Story of Tina Fontaine

March 12, 2019 – Sagkeeng First Nation Tina Fontaine might always be known for the tragic way in which she died, but it is her life that is an important story worth knowing. It was on August 17, 2014, when most people would learn her name, but Tina’s story began long before that day. It […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201964 Views

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Indigenous Youth Enjoy Day of Heritage – PortageOnline.com

February 21, 2019 Keeshkeemaquah was the site for yesterday’s Elders and Youth event with students from all schools in the area, including Long Plain First Nation. Indigenous Community Relations Coordinator for Portage la Prairie, and Portage Community Revitalization Corporation Cornell Pashe gives an outline. “We along with the School Division and Portage Community Revitalization Corporation, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201951 Views

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Province Announces Funding to Reduce Youth Crime in Thompson

February 20, 2019 THOMPSON—The Manitoba government is distributing nearly $450,000 through the Proceeds of Crime Fund to police agencies across Manitoba including an investment of nearly $50,000 to support programs to reduce youth crime in Thompson, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced here today. “Our government is committed to keeping Manitobans safe and helping community leaders […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 201957 Views

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Manitoba to Undertake Comprehensive Review of Systems Serving At-risk Youth

February 15, 2019 Goal to Reduce Youth Crime and Recidivism, Address Overlaps with Child Welfare, Create Opportunities for Success: Ministers The provincial government is undertaking a review of the current youth justice system in Manitoba and its connections to the child welfare system, with the aim of ending cycles of crime for at-risk youth, Justice […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 201960 Views

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