Tags – Youth
Do it together
Through the intersections of social centres, strategies for change emerge.
Improving post-secondary education opportunities for Aboriginal inmates
“So what do you plan to do with your university education?” Rosa asked me after our restorative justice meeting in the chapel.
Drugs, gangs, and Harper’s war on the poor
If the drug war is a tool of social and territorial control and capital accumulation, it’s not enough to simply accuse Harper’s Conservatives of pursuing a misguided strategy.
(You have nothing to lose – literally)
If decent, full-time work is getting harder to come by, the same can’t be said for internships, whether unpaid or barely paid. From street protests to online campaigns, the emerging intern activism is one part of the wider effort by fresh actors to reformat labour politics for precarious times.
Students are not being taught the relevance of unions in their classes
Unions need to know more to educate young workers the basic facts about unions: that they lead to higher wages, better working conditions, and more job security.
How schools shape a future of incarceration for Indigenous youth
Canada’s education system, imposed upon Indigenous people for hundreds of years, plays a powerful role in constructing the notion of public enemies in need of discipline and containment.
Conservative strategy and the fight for the PIRGs
Some PIRG supporters fear that adopting controversial positions will provoke attack. Especially after a defunding effort, PIRGs tend to endure a chilling effect during which volunteers and staff can be seduced by “neutrality” and engage in self-censorship.
Reflections on mental health and youth suicide prevention
I reached Edmonton’s High Level Bridge as clusters of snowflakes clouded the sky. It was Friday night, already dark, and I was alone but for a young man in black who passed me from the opposite ledge.
Two-Spirit voices are integral to cultivating community resistance and decolonization
A combination of both the masculine and feminine, the Two-Spirited are a distinct gender with roles and responsibilities unique to their dual nature.
Hip-hop artist Brad Bellegarde combines music and storytelling to connect youth to Indigenous culture
Rappers like InfoRed and Eekwol have great potential to reconnect youth to their culture through Aboriginal storytelling.