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    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 prepares you to help by using TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to identify and engage people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help and care.
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    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 yourself and your family. The National Aboriginal Health Organization announces an art contest open to Aboriginal
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    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 dependent upon highly interactive learning sessions designed to meet the needs of our youth participants. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
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    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 cultural events attract and connect filmmakers, media artists, programmers, buyers, and industry professionals.
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    kidsLINK is pleased to announce the Aboriginal Mental Health Learning Experience for MCYS Central West Region, aimed at increasing participants' knowledge and skills specifically related to the delivery of mental health services to Aboriginal People. Participants will also learn about the intergenerational impact of trauma upon Aboriginal people and communities. The Learning Experience has three components: 3 days of workshops in April (2 Sessions to choose from) 3 webinars between May and June A self-study program
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    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, and what patterns of meaning they see in their own journey.
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    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).
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    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, the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards celebrates the extraordinary work of young media artists from around the world by recognizing top talent in media production.
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    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 and Scholarship Awards
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    Shannen Koostachin of Attawapiskat First Nation had a dream - safe and comfy schools and culturally based education for First Nations children and youth. She worked tirelessly to try to convince the federal government to give First Nations children a proper education before tragically passing away at the age of 15 years old in 2010. Now it is our turn to carry her dream forward. Make a difference Find out how you can give First Nations children the same chance to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and proud of their cultures.
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    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 important to recognize those behind the scenes in all professions like political science, health and education. These are strong, successful and indigenous role models.”
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    Beadwork, carvings and powwow drumming are all part of a new exhibit that opens at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Feb. 25-but not in the forms one might expect. Instead, visitors to Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture will see a beaded MacBook Pro electrical cord, skateboards carved to resemble old-fashioned snowshoes and a video of a breakdancer busting moves to traditional drumbeats.
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    Do you have an idea for an exciting youth project that will help people, animals or the environment in your community? Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is pleased to announce that we are offering small grants of up to $500 for projects to be developed by First Nations, Inuit and Métis groups/communities that make a commitment to being part of the Roots & Shoots for Aboriginal Youth Program. Your projects should take positive action to help people, animals and the environment.
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    January 23, 2012, OTTAWA: On February 24th and 25th 2012, at 8pm, V-Day The Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) in partnership with Minwaashin Lodge will present a two night only benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues at The Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave., Ottawa. Tickets start at $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advanced tickets can be purchased online http://thevaginamonologuesottawa.eventsbot.com/ and in the community at Mother Tongue Books (1067 Bank St.) and Venus Envy (320 Lisgar Ave.)
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    Sonny Assu is a child of the ’80s who spent his formative years soaked in television, sugar, and Spider-Man comics. Describing his youth with his Kwakwaka’wakw mother and grandparents in the suburbs of North Delta, the 36-year-old artist, who recently relocated from Vancouver to Montreal, speaks fondly of “reading comic books and [watching] movies and advertising and Star Wars, and [eating] sugary cereals.…All that stuff was as much my culture as my traditional heritage was.”
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    In an effort to highlight Aboriginal youth initiatives and successes, CANDO features a National Youth Panel at our Annual National Conference & AGM. This event features Aboriginal youth who are pursing and speaking their ways of success in areas of education, working within the field of Aboriginal economic development and/or as individual entrepreneurs.
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    The Ontario Trillium Foundation today announced that Kashechewan First Nation Youth Video Project is a finalist for the prestigious 2012 Great Grants Awards. The awards recognize Ontario organizations that have demonstrated exceptional results, innovation and a lasting impact on the communities they serve.
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    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.
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    The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres & Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre are proud to host: Gathering Our Voices 2012 from March 20-23, 2012. The 10th Annual Aboriginal Youth Conference will be held in Nanaimo, British Columbia on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw peoples at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, The Coast Bastion Hotel and The Port Theatre. This year’s theme is “A Generation on the Move”.
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    More than 300 Aboriginal high school students will become “university students for a day” when the 19th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards come to Vancouver this week. On Thursday, Feb. 23, First Nations, Métis and Inuit grade 9-12 students from across British Columbia and the Yukon will take part in hands-on activities that showcase opportunities, programs and services at UBC while helping them to picture themselves as post-secondary students.