Youth

About Future

In secondary five, most of the students have to choose a program in Cegep or a DEP that will sort of determine the rest of their life. The thing is that when students do not know what they want to do with their life, future can be more frightening than exciting. Even if choosing a pre-university program buys two more years, this time might not be long enough to realize what people want to do next. For the people who always knew what they wanted, it can be frightening too. Indeed, they might have to move to another city and start a whole new life.

Can Children Make Medical Decisions?

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Makayla Sault is an 11 year old  Ontario Aboriginal girl who was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia. She was given a 75 per cent chance of survival as she started chemotherapy at McMaster's Children's Hospital in Hamilton (Walker). However, due to the intensive treatments, she experienced severe side-effects. One day, she had a vision of Jesus at the hospital and, shortly after, she wrote a letter to the medical team saying that she would no longer pursue her treatments.  After 12 weeks of chemotherapy, Makayla and her family opted for traditional indigenous medicine.

When the issue is bigger!

Education has been my main subject on News Activist. I wrote about the issues concerning women, students and teachers in the educational environment. In this last post, I will introduce you to the inequalities of the women’s post-education and, then, I will introduce you to an event I have went to called “Marche Monde” organized by Oxfam Québec.

High Suicide Rates on Native American Reserves

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On March 9th, 2016 the Washington Post published an article by Sari Horwitz entitled, “The Hard Lives - and High Suicide Rate - of Native American Children on Reservations” which provided some insight on the alarming rates of suicide in the aboriginal community. On the Gila River Indian reservation in Arizona, eight teens have killed themselves over the past year and there are several sights, such as a particular tree where one girl hung herself, where they are advised to stay away from because of superstitious reasons.

At What Age Should Drinking be Allowed?

All around the world, countries set a certain age limit in order to control the consumption of alcohol of younger people.  In the United States, the minimum limit drinking age (MLDA) is 21 years old and has been that way since 1984 when Congress passed the National Minimum Age Drinking Act. Recent disagreements on possibly lowering the MLDA in the U.S. was brought up by numerous college presidents throughout the country seeking it to be reduced to 18 years of age.

Child Soldiers Around The World

Around the world, there are children as young as five years old who are forced from their families and into a life of tyranny. Child soldiers who fight battles for rebel groups such as ISIS against governments are used in the worst possible ways. Not only are the physically and psychologically abused because of their naivety, but they are kept in the hands of their captors for months, and sometimes years. These children are forced to kill other people, used as human shields, are drugged, and are made to plant shaky bombs that could detonate at any second.

Child Soldiers

Are child soldiers a neccesity?

Are "Gamers" Over?

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As an official gamer myself, i would say that no we are not getting isolated of some sort we just like to be in front of our console and play when we want too unless your the actual nerd who plays 24/7 and doesnt stop. For the topic about the girls in games, i totally agree with that like you can also say that the girls are portrayed as trophies as well like in GTA you can go to the strip and see the girls and throw money and they are portrayed as toys or boy-toys which isnt good for our society and guys will think thats the right thing to do.

Justin Trudeau Works on Improving the Relationship with Native Americans

Justin Trudeau was elected as the Prime Minister of Canada on November 4th, 2015, and he has been working on improving the relationship between the government and the First Nations of Canada. Before that, I would like to introduce Justin Trudeau as more than just the Prime Minister of Canada. He is the eldest son of former Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau and he was born on December 25th, 1971 in Ottawa. In 1994, Justin Trudeau received a Bachelor’s Degree from McGill University in English Literature and an education degree from the University of British Columbia in 1998.

Traumatic Experiences have Disastrous Effects on Native Americans

An academic journal entitled, “Childhood Physical and Sexual Abuse and Subsequent Depressive and Anxiety Disorders for Two American Indian Tribe” published by the Psychological Medicine in 2005 reveals the tremendous impact that childhood trauma in Native American communities has on children and the lasting effects it has when they become adults. The researchers studied 3, 084 Native Americans from two different tribes, and the participants were asked about family history, major traumatic events in their lifetime, and they were tested for depression and various anxiety disorders.