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    Location: Ottawa, Ontario Seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Project Lead for CyberWolves, a web-based mentoring initiative for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students in Grades 7 and 8. Classrooms of students will be matched with a team of four mentors from the Lead Your Way! National Aboriginal Role Model Program for a minimum of one year. Specific Roles and Responsibilities Collaborating with two to three Aboriginal communities and up to twelve mentors.
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    Each year Google invites 400+ business and thought leaders from across the continent to exchange ideas about contemporary social, economic, political and cultural life at the Zeitgeist Americas conference. People invited to this conference are said to be the leading thinkers of our time - including business leaders, statespeople, writters, bloggers, professors, publishers, investors, humanitarians, activists and musicians.
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    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? Dedicated Aboriginal youth and Elders who would like to learn more about mental health promotion and suicide prevention and who want to promote positive mental health in their communities.
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    The following workshops are happening in August 2011 at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre: August 8, 2011 10:00/11:00am – 4:00pm “Wellness Workshop – Topics surrounding the Residential School” August 10, 2011 11:00am – 1:00pm “Anger Management workshop” for youth ages 15-29 August 23/25, 2011 11:00am – 1:00pm “Money Skills - Youth Financial Literacy Skills” for youth ages 15-29 August 30 and Sept. 1, 2011 11:00am – 1:00pm
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    June 21st, 2011 is the summer solstice AND National Aboriginal Day!!! The National Indian Brotherhood (now the Assembly of First Nations) originally called for the creation of a National Aboriginal Day back in 1982. From these early discussions, June 21st, the summer solstice, was chosen as the date for this celebration because so many Aboriginal cultures and communities already celebrated their culture and heritage on that day. Finally in 1996 June 21st was officially declared National Aboriginal Day by the Governor General at the time, Romeo LeBlanc.
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    June 2011 New MindYourMind online tool! Check out this new online coping tool developed by MindYourMind. Life Journal is a tool that you can use to help you change the things in your life that get you stuck. What are some of the things that really get you down? Who are some of the people who really annoy you? What are the things in your life that you want to change? What are the things that you have the power to change? How can you make those changes?
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    On June 15th and 16th, a new digital art and hip hop inspired First Nations group will perform for the first time together at CBC Studio 700 in Vancouver. Beat Nation Live is made up of seven First Nations musicians and artists: Kinnie Starr, a hip hop singer Ostwelve, an MC and rapper Cris Derksen, an electronic cellist and loopmeister Jackson 2bears, a video-mash-up artist Skeena Reece, a performance artist and singer
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    In this article from Alberta Sweetgrass, Sharon Goulet talks about several different after school programs in Calgary that focus on teaching different elements of Aboriginal culture, from painting and sculpture to ceremonies and teachings with elders. If you live in Calgary and want to see what programs are available in your area, go to www.calgary.ca/afterschool, select search by "program type" and select "culturally-based programs". You will find a list of all the city's culturally-based after school programs with the location and a brief program description.
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    www.nextsteps.org is the City of Calgary's Youth Employment Centre website. Here you will find tips and workshop info on figuring out the best career path for you, finding a job, getting a job and keeping a job! All the employment and career counselling services at the Youth Employment Centre are FREE for youth between 15 and 24 years old. Free services include use of a fax machine, Employment Counsellors, photocopiers, job boards, Internet and computer access, hiring and career fairs, workshops and their resource area.
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    Thanks to a Healthy and Vibrant Communities grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, which was awarded to the Honouring Life Network in November of 2009 we were able to bring you these two amazing short documentaries focusing on some of the positive Aboriginal youth programming that is being offered across our country. We hope that by highlighting the efforts of these two different Ontario communities, that the feeling of hope for the future will spread through our youth and across our great nation. Click on the links below to check them out!
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    The New Relationship Trust and the First Nation communities realize the importance of our youth. Accordingly, the NRT Board of Directors identified youth as a strategic priority. Our youth provide the key to a healthy and vital future. The ongoing support and participation of this group is essential to strong, healthy nations. The New Relationship Trust allocated $250,000 for 2011 to assist British Columbia First Nation youth in their communities. Who Can Apply?
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    Its been beautiful and sunny out in Ottawa over the last few days....its officially time to start thinking about what you're going to be up to over the summer! If you're really lucky maybe you can spend the summer hanging out and enjoying Canada's amazing summertime, but if you're looking for a summer job, check out the "employment opportunities" postings in the HLN blog.
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    Whitehorse—Yukon youth will have a new resource to help them discover their career options, Education Minister Patrick Rouble and Skookum Jim Friendship Centre President Nelson Lepine announced today. “The Department of Education is proud to partner with Skookum Jim Friendship Centre to help youth across Yukon identify the right career choice, and realize their full potential,” Rouble said. “This three-year pilot program will open doors through education and awareness.”
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    Check out www.communitylifelines.com Community Lifelines is a group that provides strengths-based approaches to solutions for challenges related to wellness, mental health and suicide prevention. Their focus is on the importance of connectednes to mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. Connectedness of individuals, families and communities. David Masecar, a Psychological Associate who runs the organization quotes the following:
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    YELLOWKNIFE (February 18, 2011) - The recently revised NWT Suicide Prevention Training Program is being offered to residents in the Beaufort Delta who are interested in learning suicide prevention and intervention skills to help others. The Department of Health and Social Services, in partnership with the NWT Suicide Prevention Steering Committee, will be offering the training program at the Gwich'in Wellness Camp outside of Inuvik from March 19 to 28, 2011.
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    Art, music, writing and dance are all powerful tools for sending out a message. We're seeing more and more projects using these artistic tools to promote healthy living. Taking Action is a great example! The Taking Action! Project: Art and Aboriginal Youth Leadership for HIV Prevention is a national project working with six Aboriginal communities across Canada. They want to figure out how Aboriginal youth understand HIV in relation to their communities and cultures and also to see if using art is an effective tool for working with youth to talk about HIV/AIDS.
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    By Jim Bell, Nunatsiaq News QALUIT — Before an audience of about two dozen Iqaluit teenagers gathered inside a local youth centre, Leona Aglukkaq, the national health minister, on Friday announced a $2.4-million boost to a regional research program aimed at improving the mental health of Nunavut youth. "As a northerner I have seen how difficult it can be for small or remote communities to deal with mental health issues affecting our young people," she said. "And it also pains me to say the suicide rate in Nunavut is highest among young people, and this has to change."
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    Matachewan First Nation is looking for students interested in a summer job as a ranger. As part of the First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program, successful applicants will work for Outland Reforestation Inc in natural resources based training and educational activities six days a week for seven weeks. Where: Firesteel Camp, 13km west of Upsala Ontario Why: