Canadian students to learn life
changing lessons with RCMP’s
Aboriginal Shield Program
Condensed by Native Village
Canada: The RCMP
has rolled out its Aboriginal Shield Program in ten Aboriginal communities.
It is designed to help Aboriginal youth make informed
choices about drugs, alcohol and
other high-risk lifestyles. The
Program is available to
students in grades 5 - 8 in
the following communities:
1) Arviat, Nunavut
2) Igloolik, Nunavut
3) Agassiz, British Columbia
4) Fishing Lake Métis Settlement,
5) La Ronge, Saskatchewan
6) Saint Laurent, Manitoba
7) Nain, Newfoundland/Labrador
8) Burnt Church, New Brunswick
9) Waswanipi Cree Community, Quebec
10) Walpole Island, Ontario
Aboriginal Shield also
includes lessons on
challenges like Aboriginal gangs
that are recruiting children at shockingly young
“The Program has been revamped with
the purpose of better connecting
with the predominant Aboriginal
cultures found in Canada; the
Métis, the Inuit and the First
Nations," said Inspector Dan Quirion.
"The RCMP plays an important role in these communities, and we
want to build on that even further
by helping youth to stay on the
right track during this very pivotal
stage in their lives.”
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