Call for Submissions: The Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival

The Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival, taking place June 19-24, 2012, in Ottawa, Ontario, is currently seeking film and video submissions, media art submissions, as well as participants for a Sound Production Residency.

Any film, video, or media work created by Canadian or international Indigenous artists, or that tells First Nations, Métis, or Inuit stories, is eligible. Film...

SafeTALK Suicide Prevention Workshop
Become an Alert Helper

Free safeTALK workshops subsidized by Ottawa Public Health

Learn four basic steps to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources.

Why come to safeTalk?

Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. Often these opportunities are missed, dismissed or avoided – leaving people more alone and at greater risk. safeTALK training...

NAHO's Art Contest
Home is Where the Heart Is!

it is where we spend time with family, friends and loved ones. Because we spend so much time at home, home is also where our health is.

It is true that eating right and getting enough exercise and sleep are the foundation of good
health and wellness for people of all ages. There are, however, other easy steps you can take
to ensure your home is a healthy environment for...

Dreamcatcher 2012 - Celebrating 20 Years!
Call for Presenter Proposals

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Dreamcatcher Aboriginal Youth conference.

Presenters will be accepted based on the merit of their knowledge, wisdom and experience working with youth within the Aboriginal community. Educational and/or cultural accomplishments will be taken into consideration when selecting session facilitators.

The success of Dreamcatcher is...

imagiNATIVE 2012 Call for Submissions

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is an international festival in Toronto that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media. Each fall, the festival presents a selection of the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe. The festival's screenings, parties, panel discussions, and...

Aboriginal Youth Explosion

You are invited to join us in celebrating the voices of Aboriginal youth and young adults at the ABORIGINAL YOUTH EXPLOSION event!

Since November 2011, Bridges Social Development has been working with various youth groups of different ages and backgrounds from First Nations communities to explore and understand their Wisdom Story – the story of who they are, where they have come from,...

Aboriginal Spotlight: Jordy Trottier
Metis Rookie Hockey Player Has Heart of Gold, Will of Steel

Jordy Trottier is fulfilling his dream of playing professional hockey this season. The 23-year-old Metis is a rookie forward with the Illinois-based Bloomington Blaze, who compete in the Central Hockey League (CHL).

The CHL, a minor pro circuit, is considered a couple of steps below the National Hockey League, where Trottier’s uncle Bryan carved himself a Hall of Fame career.During his...

Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards
Aspire to Inspire

Adobe Youth Voices is the signature philanthropic effort of the Adobe Foundation intended to empower youth and educators through media making experiences that promote social change.

Adobe Youth Voices is the signature philanthropic effort of the Adobe Foundation intended to empower youth and educators through media making experiences that promote social change. As a part of this effort...

Helping Indigenous Youth Achieve Potential
Indspire Puts Focus on Education to Ensure Indigenous Youth Thrive

Indspire is a charitable organization dedicated to raising funds to deliver programs that provide the tools necessary for Indigenous peoples, especially youth to achieve their potential.

To date, Indspire has awarded more than $42.7 million in scholarships and bursaries to more than 11,500 First Nations, Inuit and Métis recipients nationwide.

Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries...

First Nations take centre stage at Aboriginal Achievement Awards

Dressed in black ties and gowns, 15 recipients of the 19th annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards will be recognized for career achievements at a celebration Friday night hosted by Burnaby actress Carmen Moore and hockey star Theo Fleury.

“When I was growing up, there weren’t a lot of aboriginal people in the spotlight,” said Moore, who stars in CBC’s Arctic Air. “But it is so...

Honouring Life Network

The Honouring Life Network is a project of the National Aboriginal Health Organization. The Web site offers culturally relevant information and resources on suicide prevention to help Aboriginal youth and youth workers dealing with a problem that has reached crisis proportions in some First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in Canada.

In addition to providing a place for Aboriginal youth to read about others dealing with similar issues, the site allows for those working with Aboriginal youth to connect, discuss and share suicide prevention resources and strategies. The site’s directory of suicide prevention resources is updated on a regular basis with the hopes of providing Aboriginal communities with a comprehensive inventory of suicide prevention materials.

Furthermore, this site is designed to allow for sharing of resources between youth and youth workers to ensure the best possible information is made available to First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.

Funded by Health Canada, the Web site stemmed from a joint working group of the Indian Health Services in the United States and the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Health Canada.

The National Aboriginal Health Organization is an Aboriginal-designed and -controlled body committed to influencing and advancing the health and well-being of Aboriginal Peoples through knowledge-based strategies.

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