St'át'imc youth gathering set to go

A conference for St'át'imc youth is scheduled for Aug. 22-24 at T't'q'et's Julianne Hall.

The gathering will cover a wide range of issues concerning youth, including:

healthy relationships

self defence

total effects of alcohol and other alcohol issues

crystal meth

HIV/AIDS/Sexually transmitted diseases

effects of drugs and alcohol on babies

understanding disabilities

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Personal testimony on various subjects

Lemya7 John and Ted Napoleon are also scheduled to conduct presentations on St'át'imc culture.

The conference runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily; lunch and snacks will be provided and a dinner is planned on Aug. 24.

Local bands and businesses are providing funding for the conference, which hosted 45 youths last year.

Bridge River Lillooet News AUG 17th 2005.

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