The Okanagan Nation Alliance has created a collection of bilingual children’s books that are adaptations of Syilx oral traditions. These oral traditions are known as captikwł. This set of children’s books was translated by Sʕamtíc̓aʔ (Sarah Peterson) which the intention of language revitalization. Texts are in nsyilxcən with English translations. Links to MORE
National Observer: BC working on big changes for Indigenous child welfare Times Colonist: Victoria sobering centre to start taking older teens Province: Dylan Cohen: More educational support needed from government for kids leaving foster care Castlegar Source: OP/ED: BC Poverty Reduction Coalition says minimum wage hikes inadequate Global News: Foster parents say contract terminated after MORE
CBC News: Human rights complaint filed against Neufeld and the school board Global News: Chilliwack trustee Barry Neufeld faces call from parents’ group to resign Province: Chilliwack teachers say education board has created ‘toxic’ environment Global News: Union files human rights complaint against trustee Barry Neufeld and Chilliwack school board Abbotsford News: Chilliwack board of MORE
First Call is honoured to have Grand Chief Ed John, Tl’azt’en Nation, join us as a keynote speaker at the event. Join us on February 1, 2018 for an unforgettable night dedicated to children’s rights in BC. Raffi will receive the First Call Champion of Child and Youth Rights Award MORE
The United Way has a powerful statement of reconciliation which was implemented on June 21, 2016, and serves as a great example for organizations in the process of developing one. The BCTF has an excellent education resource for the reconciliation process available printed and in e-book form called Project of Heart, MORE
Métis Nation BC has released a survey addressing Indigenous physical activity programs that are Métis-inclusive. To access the survey click here.
IndigenEYEZ is joining forces with the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association to present IndigenEYEZ Leadership Skills: SPARK! Session Two, a 2-day experiential workshop targeting facilitation skills. The session will run on January 30 and 31 at 13969 108th Ave, Surrey BC. To register and find more information check here.
First Call is proud to announce that Raffi will receive the First Call Champion of Child and Youth Rights Award at our Gala on February 1—in special recognition of his contributions to awareness of children’s rights through the Child Honouring movement. We are also honoured to have Grand Chief Ed John, Tl’azt’en MORE
Planning for Valentine’s Day? How about making it meaningful by participating in the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society Have a Heart Day. Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation event that brings together Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have the services they need MORE
Surrey Now-Leader: An ongoing struggle with poverty CBC News: High school graduation rates up for Indigenous, special needs students Huffpost: Discriminating against the poor is illegal, should change CBC News: JJ Bean gives Ontario minimum wage to staff because it’s the right thing to do CBC News: Free daycare for low income families announced for MORE
First Call is proud to announce that Raffi will receive the First Call Champion of Child and Youth Rights Award at our Gala on February 1—in special recognition of his contributions to awareness of children’s rights through the Child Honouring movement. We are also honoured to have Grand Chief Ed MORE
In Speaking Our Truth, acclaimed Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith leads readers ages 9-13 on a learning journey about the lives of residential school survivors, listening to allies who are putting the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into action. According to the book’s website, in Speaking Our Truth, we are MORE
Application forms for 2018 BC Aboriginal Student Awards and BC Aboriginal Teacher Education Awards are now available through the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society. For more information and instructions on how to apply click here.
The Minerva Foundation’s Combining Our Strength™ Indigenous Roots, a unique outdoor leadership program for 25 girls aged 13 to 19, is now open for 2018 nominations. Over the course of a year, participants increased their confidence through culturally-relevant leadership development and experiential outdoor learning. Also includes 5 day retreat and MORE
First Call’s annual fundraising gala is on the horizon! The gala is an opportunity to celebrate our child and youth advocacy, thank all those who generously support the work of First Call, and raise much-needed funds to ensure we can continue advocacy to put BC’s children and youth first. We MORE