First Nations Youth Analysis

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Summer camp tackles suicide, substance abuse crises in First Nations communities.

In spite of the well-known suicide rates in Canada amongt the Aboriginal communities there is limited support for First Nations Youths.

Who wrote the piece?
This piece was written Jesse Winer; Jesse Winter is a white male journalist who works as a reporter for the Toronto Star breaking news desk. In his earlier life, “Jesse Winder was a cross country skier, and he represented Canada at the 2008 World Under-23 champion in Italy.” Ski racing was not a well-paid career choice, so he pursued journalist instead. “Jesse Winter the spend two and a half years working in Canada North at the Yellowknife and Yukon Newspaper before returning “outside” to get his master’s …show more content…

The camp was created twelve years ago as a way to help indigenous youths speak out about suicide and substance abuse crises that affect the Ontario’s First Nations communities. Another voice that was included was eighteen year old Angel Armstrong; Angel Armstrong lost her father to suicide in 2007 and was still struggling with his death when George Couchie invited her to the camp now she is a mentor for at risk indigenous youths.

What are the underlying political positions/values/biases within the piece?
Camp Niigan Mosewak is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services, and is supported by the Ontario Provincial Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Anishinabek Police and North Bay Police Services. Some of the main idea for camp Niigan Mosewak is to support Ingenious Youths have them focuses on developing life skills, leadership development, healthy relationships, positive self-esteem and self-awareness education based on traditional cultural teachings. The goal is to encourage the youth to become role-models and leaders in their communities.

Does the author use appropriate terminology in the piece? If so why? If not how would you

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