Child advocate, Cindy Blackstock (pictured at the COO 2011 Health Forum) is featured in an upcoming video that brings attention to the First Nation education crisis.
AFN is an advisory member for a two-year project, funded and initiated by the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) of Health Canada. This work will showcase wise practices for promoting life among young people based on what is already working and/or showing promise in First Nations communities across the country, particularly in relation to preventing youth suicide. The final online resource will be designed to be culturally relevant and responsive to the lived realities of young people and all who are invested in wellness for First Nations youth.
The intention is to honour and give credit to what is already happening in communities throughout Canada, and to draw links and connections among them for mutual benefit. This project aims to both be informed by, and potentially inform, a range of projects and resources related to the promotion of life, resilience and wellbeing among First Nations youth.
Attached is information about the project and a call for nominations. Please contact me by January 10, 2017 if you would like to nominate any stories to showcase.
|Call for Wise Practices nomination form_jw.docx||15.84 KB|
|REVISED Storyteller Selection Strategy 15 November 2016.docx||42.3 KB|