Feds fund 'life-changing' Indigenous youth program in northern Sask.
The federal government is putting $2.2 million over five years towards a youth crime prevention project expected to involve about 450 high-risk Indigenous youth from the Clearwater River School and the La Loche Community School in northern Saskatchewan. The year-round program uses games and outdoor activities, including fishing and trapping, to teach young people about their Indigenous culture, as well as life skills such as problem solving and communication — but they "don't realize they're learning," said local program manager Mandy Herman. The program also aims to reduce substance abuse, drug-related crime and interpersonal violence.
Kendall Latimer, CBC News