Author: Samantha Crowe

A Brief History of Feathers of Hope

In 1996, the Horizons of Hope Report was released by Nishnawbe Aski Nation. This report was based on the work of First Nations young people. Thirty-eight recommendations by the Commissioners of the report were made to address the issues of youth suicide in First Nations communities. Three years later, the Coroner’s Office released a report documenting 41 recommendations to address issues tha...

Feathers of Hope Attend AFN youth summit

“More than 500 First Nations youth aged 18-35 from across the country attended the Assembly of First Nations’ (AFN) 4th youth summit from Nov.18-21 in Saskatoon to develop a five-year action plan for change and progress to address their priorities. Among them were members of the Thunder Bay-based youth group Feathers of Hope (FOH), who were invited by AFN to attend this year’s summit.”...

Canada’s justice system is failing Aboriginal youth and their communities, Feathers of Hope report concludes

“Intimidating, foreign, unjust and discriminating are just some of the words used by youth to describe the relationship between Aboriginal people and the justice system, according to a new report by the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth. Feathers of Hope, Justice and Juries: a First Nations Youth Action Plan for Justice captures the voices of young people from across A...

Feathers of Hope

“First Nations Youth Action Plan will be released today and we chat with an author and First Nations Leader.” http://www.cbc.ca/superiormorning/episodes/2014/02/24/feathers-of-hope-2/

Feathers of Hope – Jury Representation

“A conference brought over a hundred young First Nations people to Thunder Bay wraps up today and what they had to say about Justice in this province.” http://www.cbc.ca/superiormorning/episodes/2014/11/20/feathers-of-hope—jury-representation/

Youth Gather in Thunder Bay for the Feathers of Hope youth forum

“Around 100 aboriginal youth are taking part in a 3-day meeting called Feathers of Hope: Justice and Juries.” http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/thunder-bay/programs/upnorth/youth-gather-in-thunder-bay-for-the-feathers-of-hope-forum-1.2839668

Forum listens to youth about child welfare system

“First Nation youth are lending their voice to the province’s child welfare system during a gathering this week in Thunder Bay.” http://www.chroniclejournal.com/news/forum-listens-to-youth-about-child-welfare-system/article_db6e17ae-ff73-11e4-ba1b-bb85467fdf71.html

Forum brings hope to youth

“Organizers of the Feathers of Hope: Justice and Juries Youth Forum are hoping to give youth a voice so they have faith in the justice system.” http://www.chroniclejournal.com/news/forum-brings-hope-to-youth/article_9aa2c764-2c75-579c-ae4f-315d9d451102.html

First Nations youth offer Feathers of Hope

“A new report by Ontario’s advocate for children and youth is calling for a five-year plan to address the needs and difficulties facing aboriginal young people.” http://www.chroniclejournal.com/news/first-nations-youth-offer-feathers-of-hope/article_02d74580-80ac-57b9-933d-b8d72cdf7185.html

First Nations kids in care focus of Feathers of Hope conference in Thunder Bay

“Samantha Crowe, one of the young people leading the event under the title of “amplifier,” said First Nations children are vastly over-represented in care, accounting for as much as 65 per cent of the child welfare cases in some provinces.” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/first-nations-kids-in-care-focus-of-feathers-of-hope-conference-in-thunder-bay-1.3080344

First Nations youth attend Feathers of Hope forum to take steps forward in revitalizing their culture and identity

“One year after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its executive summary reflecting the experiences of residential school survivors, more than 130 First Nations youth from across northern Ontario will gather to participate in culturally anchored workshops and discussions with elders, government officials and other leaders to highlight the importance of indigenous cultures...

Indigenous youth explore identity, culture at Feathers of Hope forum in Thunder Bay

“More than 130 youth have gathered in Thunder Bay this week for the Feathers of Hope culture, identity and belonging forum.” http://aptn.ca/news/2016/07/13/indigenous-youth-explore-identity-culture-at-feathers-of-hope-forum-in-thunder-bay/

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