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Report: Young people are leaving aboriginal communities in large numbers, and most have no plans to return

A CBC News article  from April 16, 2014 reports on the challenges associated with the current brain drain affecting Aboriginal communities, as young people migrate to urban centres for education and work opportunities, and other experiences outside of their home communities

"Nearly half of urban aboriginal people aged 18 to 24 say they have no plans to return home. Another 33 per cent are undecided"

READ MORE HERE: http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/brain-drain-challenges-first-nation-communities-across-canada-1.2611029

Authentic Indigenous Arts Resurgence Campaign

"The Authentic Indigenous Arts Resurgence Campaign (The “ARC”) is an Aboriginal Tourism B.C. (“AtBC”) initiative aimed at promoting and supporting authentic Indigenous artworks in the retail and wholesale marketplace."

This exciting initiative helps to raise awareness about the economic and cultural value that indigenous arts and crafts hold for indigenous communities and educates consumers about the positive impact of purchasing authentic indigenous arts. When you buy items with the authentic indigenous logo, you know the artist is being fairly compensated.

 

For more information check out the website: http://authenticindigenous.com

 

If you are an artist, you can fill out the online Artist Registration on the Authentic Indigenous Arts website

Urban Aboriginal People 'Fight to Be at the Table'

Katie Hyslop reports on Monday's Congress of Aboriginal Peoples meeting in the Tyee

READ HERE

Documentary on NASCARZ

Check out this great documentary on our partners NASKARZ, another program of the place-based strategy. Naskarz provides automotive, social, and educational opportunities for young people from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The program also teaches transferable work skills and has led to a decrease in auto thefts involving young people in the area.

Children and Youth Rep, Mary-Ellen Turpel Lafond, Speaking at UBC

Representative of Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel LaFond, is speaking tonight (September 12th) at UBC on the topic of Aboriginal child welfare practices. She praises the innovative work we do through our place-based strategy. We're looking forward to listening in.
More info on her talk at UBC here http://cstudies.ubc.ca/public-lectures/vancouver-human-rights-lecture.html
Check out the recent interview we did with her around innovative child welfare practices through Our Place.

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond from Dima Alansari on Vimeo.

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