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First Nation youth invited to become a member of NAHO's Honouring Life Network committee

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Brian Beaton
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National Aboriginal Health Organization press release

NAHO’s Honouring Life Network calls for Youth Advisory Committee members

OTTAWA — The National Aboriginal Health Organization’s (NAHO) Honouring Life Network (HLN) is recruiting First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth aged 17 to 30 to form a new Youth Advisory Committee.

The HLN is a Web site that provides culturally relevant information and resources on suicide prevention to help Aboriginal people deal with a problem that has reached crisis proportions in some First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in Canada.

The creation of a Youth Advisory Committee will further establish the HLN as a for-youth, by-youth program to ensure information is timely, relevant and a reflection of real perspectives from First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth.

The Committee will provide input to the HLN and its project initiatives. These will include an online video contest, interactive applications, content design, and feedback regarding youth suicide prevention activities.

To become a Youth Advisory member, candidates must be between the ages of 17 to 30 and have a personal or professional background in suicide prevention. In 200 words or less, candidates must also submit a short personal essay to infop[at]honouringlife.ca. Essays must clearly reflect the candidate’s reasons for wanting to join and contributions they are able to make to the Committee. The deadline for submissions is September 25, 2009.

For more details regarding the Youth Advisory Committee, log on to www.honouringlife.ca

Established in 2000, the National Aboriginal Health Organization is an Aboriginal-designed non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, families and communities.

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For media inquiries, contact:
Colleen Patterson
Communications Officer

Toll-free: 1-877-602-4445; Direct: (613) 237-9462 ext.559

E-mail: cpatterson[at]naho.ca

For more information, visit:
www.naho.ca or www.honouringlife.ca