First Nations youth

May 21, 2016
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in two pages or less!     1. What was this research about?This editorial article examines the inadequacies of the provincial and federal governments in addressing the overrepresentation of First Nations children in the child welfare system. Child welfare involvement has been shown to negatively impact children in multiple ways.  Aboriginal youth represent nearly 50% of the children and youth under government care, while representing only 5...
April 04, 2016
Developed from the video 7 (Free) Ways You Can Make a Difference featuring Cindy Blackstock, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Alberta, Executive Director for the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada   In the video, 7 (Free) Ways to Make a Difference, Cindy Blackstock reminds us that every child should get an equitable opportunity to succeed, and a person of any age, or an organization or institution can help this vision become a reality. Here's a sneak peak of what you can find in this factsheet:The following campaigns/programs are featured in this video, all bound...
October 08, 2015
This study examines the educational experiences of 39 First Nations youth, ages 16-20 years, from two, First Nations, on-reserve, communities in northern Ontario, who share their reflections and experiences of reserve and public schooling. We drew on the Indigenous metaphor of the "new warrior" to analyze how these youth experienced and responded to educational challenges. Their conversations describe how racism framed their schooling experiences and how they made use of their Indigenous sources of strength, which included family and community structures, to address the inequalities in their...
September 29, 2015
This report was published by the Office Of The Provincial Advocate For Children And Youth. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: More than 100 youth from 62 northern First Nations communities were brought together to share their lived experiences and talk about issues affecting their lives. This action plan focuses on key issues brought forward at the forums with these youth.