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Call for First Nations Youth Ambassadors for the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child
The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada (www.fncaringsociety.com) invites First Natons young people (ages 15-24) to apply for an opportunity to go to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child meeting in Geneva Switzerland!
What is this committee?
How do I apply?
You can send your application via email or regular mail to:
First Nations Youth Ambassador Contest
Daughter Spirit in Action is a project run through the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) as part of the National Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Strategy.
The project supports mental health promotion training for Elders and youth with a focus on the value of mentorship and culture.
Who should apply?
Partnering with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and the Royal Canadian Police Force (RCMP), the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is starting an outreach program to let First Nations citizens know what resources are available not only for when children go missing but also how to prevent their getting lost in the first place.
The measure was announced on February 21 on the first day of the AFN’s National Justice Forum.
“We are announcing a joint effort to help ensure that all First Nations and aboriginal communities in Canada know where to turn when a child is missing,” said Christy Dzikowicz, director of MissingKids.ca, in a statement. “We are living in a more complex world, and our children are facing new risks. In addition to providing step-by-step guides and tools, MissingKids.ca’s specially trained staff is always there to support families in their search to find their missing child.”
The Canadian government is supporting the initiative through its Department of Justice Victims Fund. The program enables the Canadian Centre for Child Protection to reach out to First Nations and Aboriginal people via several avenues.
Source: Indian Country