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YT Government: $51,000 awarded to support marginalized youth

Yukon youth will benefit from more than $51,000 awarded to 15 community groups through the Government of Yukon’s Youth Investment Fund. The funding will support a variety of arts, recreation and educational programming, including horseback riding, cycling and a teen mentoring program. The Youth Investment Fund provides financial support to short-term projects aimed at marginalized […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201961 Views

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APECS at COP25: representing ECR in the panel discussion, “Breaking the Ice – bringing young scientists and Indigenous youth to the decision-making table in the Arctic”

During the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)’s Arctic Program invited APECS to take part in a panel discussion entitled “Breaking the Ice – bringing young scientists and Indigenous youth to the decision-making table in the Arctic”. Jilda Caccavo (APECS President 2018-2019, current ex-officio to the Executive […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 201961 Views

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Shane Thompson: NWT Youth Ambassador Program

Mr. Speaker, as the Minister Responsible for Youth, I am proud to speak today about one of our most successful youth initiatives, the NWT Youth Ambassador Program. From November 14th to the 18th of this year, the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs hosted the NWT Youth Ambassador Program orientation and training event in Yellowknife. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201951 Views

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YT Government: New live-in and outreach program to support youth at Nts’ äw Chua

A new innovative program created to support youth and provide an alternative to traditional group care is launching in Whitehorse. A wide range of services with a youth-led, culturally relevant approach will be offered at 22 Wann Road, now named Nts’ äw Chua (in-so chua). In both the live-in and outreach programs, staff will work […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201980 Views

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Young people in the NWT taking a long close look at climate change – APTN News

December 2, 2019 Over the past year young people worldwide have been a driving force behind a move demanding action against climate change. Youth in the north are very familiar with the effects climate change – you might say they have a front row seat to the crisis. APTN News went out looking to see […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201929 Views

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Stepping up youth engagement in the Arctic Council

03 December 2019 Arctic youth is not just the future but also the present. A slogan that Indigenous youth leaders coined when they got together for the first Arctic Leaders’ Youth Summit in Rovaniemi, Finland, in November 2019. They called for a more active involvement in the issues that affect them – now and in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201922 Views

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NU Government: Traditional practices workshop for Elders and Youth

Are you a youth between 18 to 30 years of age who would like to participate in Inuit traditional drum dancing, chanting and throat singing? An Elder who would like to pass down traditional knowledge to young Nunavummiut? The Department of Culture and Heritage, Elders and Youth Division, is inviting calls for interest from all […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201960 Views

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Tuktoyaktuk teens will show their climate change doc at UN conference – CBC

7 teens made 20-minute documentary, which will air in Chile in December at COP25 Oct 09, 2019 A group of seven teenagers from Tuktoyaktuk has been invited to show a documentary they made on climate change at a United Nations convention this winter. In June, the teens took part in a workshop where they learned […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201955 Views

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New partnership supports positive youth development in Yukon

In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yukon, the Government of Yukon is delivering workshops on the territory’s new youth-focused 40 Developmental Assets Model in eight communities this October. The two-hour workshops focus on 40 “assets,” which are factors deemed essential to young people’s success. The assets model was created by the Minneapolis-based Search […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201956 Views

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It’s now or never’: Youth speak up on climate change in Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T. – CBC

Young people want the next federal government to focus on climate change Oct 04, 2019 It’s a big year for 19-year-old Nathan Kuptana — it’s the first time he will vote in a federal election. The Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., resident and his friends have one dominant priority in mind, regardless of which party forms the next […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201965 Views

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