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IRC: New Northern Youth Abroad Community Projects, Deadline August 15

August 08, 2019 Help spread the word about a new NYA program initiative for youth from Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon. Northern Youth in Service (NYIS), will allow youth between the ages 15-30 to design and deliver projects of their choice in their home communities. There are two ways for youth be a part of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201915 Views

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Prime Minister welcomes new members to Youth Council

August 1, 2019 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today welcomed new members to the Prime Minister’s Youth Council. Together, these young Canadians are using their voices to push for positive change and work toward a better future for everyone. Youth Council members are meeting in Iqaluit, Nunavut, this week for the Council’s first-ever meeting in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201912 Views

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N.W.T. Indigenous youth advocate publishes first book of poetry – CBC

Fireweed, a poetry compilation by Tunchai Redvers, is set to be published this summer Jul 21, 2019 The fireweed — a tall, flowered plant with pink and purple petals — is so named because it spreads quickly on lands ravaged by forest fire. It’s also ubiquitous in the North, where soil is dry and wildfires […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201933 Views

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Want a career in the arts? Just do it, Iqaluit rapper tells youth – Nunatsiaq News

18 July, 2019 “Some people’s hearts are in the arts. That’s where my heart is.” When his class was assigned to write a poem in his Iqaluit high school, Thomas Matthew Lambe and his friend finished theirs in five minutes. “We were like, ‘this is pretty good,’” Lambe says. The two boys then used that […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201942 Views

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YT Government: 19 groups receive funding to support marginalized youth

Yukon youth will benefit from more than $54,000 awarded to 19 community groups through the Youth Investment Fund. The groups received funding for a variety of arts, recreation and educational programming, including horse-back riding, cycling, and a teen mentoring program. The Youth Investment Fund provides financial support to short-term projects aimed at marginalized youth under […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201932 Views

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YT Government: Pilot program promotes youth entrepreneurship

The Government of Yukon is providing däna Näye Ventures with $94,545 for the Youth Entrepreneur in Residence pilot program that will promote entrepreneurship and help young Yukoners develop business skills. Heather Dickson has been appointed as the program coordinator by däna Näye Ventures for the duration of the pilot, which ends on March 31, 2020. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201941 Views

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IRC: Be The Voice For Youth In Your Community

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) invites youth applications (16-30) for positions with the Regional Youth Advisory Group. Positions available: Two (2).  Preference will be given to youth from Aklavik and Sachs Harbour, but we encourage all willing participants to apply. Responsibilities 2-year term (with many opportunities to travel for training and networking). Engage and conduct outreach regularly with the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201947 Views

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After losing sister to an overdose, woman dedicates life to helping Indigenous youth – CBC

Jaylene Delorme-Buggins is working with youth empowerment group Live Different Apr 07, 2019 After struggling with addiction and her own mental health issues, Jaylene Delorme-Buggins has dedicated her life to helping youth. Now the Yellowknives Dene First Nation woman is travelling across the country to talk to Indigenous youth about suicide and mental health. “As […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 201937 Views

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How to tackle Nunavut suicide? Respect the input from youth say advocates – APTN News

April 2, 2019 Mumilaaq Qaqqaq says she doesn’t speak for all Inuit, or all northerners for that matter – but it seems she is expected to do so on many occasions by those who don’t live in Nunavut. She recalls an instance where a professor at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ont. didn’t properly obtain her […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201978 Views

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Kivalliq youth want next 20 years in Nunavut to be devoted to jobs – APTN News

April 1, 2019 Atuat Shouldice points out the usual attractions in his home community of ᑲᖏᕿᓂᖅ, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. This includes the Red Top convenience store, Victor’s playground and the defunct nickel mine ruins known as the “elephant graveyard.” “Pretty well everyone my age, it was their playground when they were kids. If you remembered […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 201967 Views

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