Feds fund ‘life-changing’ Indigenous youth program in northern Sask.

Project Venture operates on six values: let go and move on, speak your truth, care for self and others, be safe, be here and set goals. In the photo, participants are seen at Dupre Lake. (Submitted by Mandy Herman)

By Kendall Latimer, CBC News, July 27, 2017 

$2.2 million for crime prevention program that connects youth with culture, land and each other

The federal government is putting $2.2 million towards a youth crime prevention project in northern Saskatchewan.

It’s expected to involve about 450 high-risk Indigenous youth from the Clearwater River School and the La Loche Community School. The money for the Clearwater River Dene Nation Project Venture comes from the National Crime Prevention Strategy and will be distributed over five years.

“It’s targeted at the youth who need it the most,” local program manager Mandy Herman told CBC News.

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