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Bilingual children’s books created in nsyilxcən with English translations

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


Child and youth news of the week

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


Child and youth news of the week

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


Campaigns and Issues

One week left to grab your tickets for the First Call Gala on February 1!

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


resources

Resource for developing a reconciliation statement

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


opportunities

IndigenEYEZ free 2-day experiential facilitation workshop

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.


Campaigns and Issues

Raffi to receive Champion of Child and Youth Rights Award at First Call gala!

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


News

Child and youth news of the week

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


Campaigns and Issues

Raffi to receive Champion of Child and Youth Rights Award at First Call gala!

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


opportunities

Minerva’s unique Indigenous Roots outdoor program for girls 12-19 open for 2018

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


Campaigns and Issues

First Call Annual Fundraising Gala with Grand Chief Ed John coming up February 1!

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