In November 2011 O'Chiese held meetings with youth, chief and council, parents, RCMP, Teachers, Staff and support programs staff to set up a youth committee to address issues affecting youth on O'Chiese, it was very insightful and positive! Chief and Council set aside $5000.00 for start up funds for the Youth Committee and look forward to many more meetings with the future of O'Chiese--their youth!

Topics discussed were:
Suggestions, youth, addictions, unemployment, crime, rites of passage, challenges and ceremony


A very productive meeting as the community comes together to provide support and a better future for our youth.


Thank you all for your involvement, ideas and wiliness to make positive changes in our community!


O'Chiese Youth Trip to Manitoba

November 2011

Thank you to Cedric Whitford for driving our youth safely to Manitoba. There were 56 kids, ages 9-17 years, along with many parents and chaperones to help. It was a 12 hour bus trip with a couple stops along the way.


O'Chiese Members saw two games of which Shane Goodrunning (20 yrs old) had 4 points between the two games! After the last game the O'Chiese youth were allowed on the ice to obtain autographs and photograph opportunitites.

The O'Chiese youth were very happy about having this opportunity to travel and would like to take more trips similar to this one. Thanks to the O'Chiese First Nation for their support in this youth initiative. Thank you to Allan Littlejohn for the generous donation to this trip and to Cedric Whitford for driving the O`Chiese Coach Bus!


Keep up the good work Shane as you follow your dreams and continue to be a positive youth role model for your community!


For more information and to see the photographs see the January 2012 Edition of the O'Chiese Local Community Newsletter