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The Mentoring Effect: Indigenous Youth

Reprinted from MENTOR Canada Mentor Canada’s Mapping the Mentoring Gap is the first study to provide a detailed portrait of young people’s mentoring experiences across Canada. In the winter of 2020, Mentor Canada surveyed 2,838 young adults and interviewed 19 young adults between the ages of 18 to 30 to learn more about how mentors supported […]

What qualities are needed for mentoring aboriginal youth in Australia?

Munday, J., & Rowley, J. (2022). Cultural collaboration: Mentor attributes needed when working with Aboriginal youth. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 30(3), 280–292.  https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2022.2070992 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Mentoring is a promising intervention for aboriginal youth because it aligns with indigenous learning approaches & teachings. This is reinforced by findings that suggest […]

Literature Review: Decolonizing and Indigenizing Mentorship

Reprinted from Indspire & YouthREX [Description Extracted from Youth REX. This report was originally published by Indspire.] When discussing the processes of decolonization and Indigenization in a mentorship context, we are operating from the assumption that traditional structures of mentorship are rooted within a Eurocentric worldview that ignores and discredits Indigenous perspectives. The purpose of this […]

Considerations for Mentoring Indigenous Children and Youth

By Alberta Mentoring Partnership, Reprinted from the National Mentoring Resource Center Description of Resource: This guide contains 10 considerations for the design and delivery of quality mentoring programs for and with children, youth and families of Indigenous descent, including creating inclusive advisory groups, tips for recruitment and retention and screening of indigenous and non-indigenous mentors, […]

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month with AI/AN FACES data

By Meryl Barofsky , Laura Hoard, and Allison Walker, Reprinted from the Office of Planning, Research, & Evaluation We are celebrating Native American Heritage Month by sharing some of the accomplishments of the American Indian/Alaska Native Family and Child Experiences Survey (AI/AN FACES). AI/AN FACES was designed to provide descriptive, nationally representative information on tribally […]

Twitter data offers a unique perspective on American Indian/Alaska Native youth

Around Him, D. Li, W., Gross, E., Warren, J., DeMand, A., Garcia-Baza, I., Habteselasse, (2020). Twitter Analysis Can Help Practitioners, Policymakers, and Researchers Better Understand Topics Relevant to American Indian/Alaska Native Youth. Child Trends. Retrieved November 17, 2020, from https://www.childtrends.org/publications/twitter-analysis-practitioners-policymakers-researchers-understand-topics-american-indian-alaska-native-youth Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interests: Although children and youth under age 18 constitute nearly one-third of the […]