News Topics: Aboriginal


Connection to the Land as a Youth-Identified Social Determinant of Indigenous Peoples’ Health

Yellowknives Dene First Nation youth in the Canadian Northwest Territories participated in the ‘On-the-Land Health Leadership Camp,” where they used a strength- and community-based participatory approach through an Indigenous research lens to collect stories from youth through sharing circles, PhotoVoice, mural art, and surveys. The youth found that the emerging MORE


Indigenous Early Childhood Development in Canada: Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions

Early this year, the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health released a body of research that discusses three main themes of Indigenous Early Childhood Development in Canada: the context of young Indigenous children’s lives, the health and well-being of young Indigenous children, and intersectoral interventions for Indigenous child health. The report suggests MORE


Indigenize the Senate 2019

For the fourth year in arrow, Canadian Senators are asking Canadians from across the country to nominate Indigenous youth leaders from their communities so they can share their experiences and ideas with the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples during an official public hearing. This activity is part of Youth Indigenize MORE


How Inuit Parents Teach Kids to Control Their Anger

Michaeleen Doucleff recently published an article through the NPR based on conversations with Inuit families and researchers like Jean Briggs. Michaeleen found that traditional Inuit parenting is incredibly nurturing and tender. The culture views scolding — or even speaking to children in an angry voice — as inappropriate. Instead, they use role MORE

Child and Youth News of the Week

CBC News: B.C. introduces sick days as part of proposed employment law changes APTN News: B.C. social worker accused of punishing Indigenous youth for sexual assault while in foster care Vancouver Sun: Number of B.C. teens struggling with anxiety up in 2018: study CBC News: Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs demanding province take action MORE


First Call’s Statement on the 2019 BC Budget Announcement

  The big news for families with children is that starting in October 2020 a new B.C. Child Opportunity Benefit will replace the Early Childhood Tax benefit. In our annual Child Poverty Report Card we have been calling for improvements to this benefit for years. BC is the only province MORE

Campaigns and Issues

Campaign to Support Bill C-262

Bill C-262, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, is in second reading in the Senate. While the Bill passed in the House of Commons last May, if it does not reach third reading in the Senate before Parliament is dissolved, it will die on the MORE