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Black Internship Program

Generously funded by the Columbia Basin Trust, Kootenay Teen News is now able to provide a paid internship to youth creators/writers/thinkers who are Black/African Descent as a way to uncover and honour Black presence in the Kootenays. The newspaper will set them up with a mentorship with artist Shayna Jones who will walk them through a research, exploration, creation process centered on the stories of Black life discovered through the Basin – past and present. The youth will then have the opportunity to publish their findings in the newspaper. Find out more by emailing Melodie Rae at mstorey@nelson.ca.


The Kootenay Teen News welcomes voices from teens aged 13 –19 living in the east Kootenays, west Kootenays, and Boundary region. We are looking for creative, original, respectful, thought-provoking, diverse, and engaging work. Submissions including hate speech, exclusionary language, or excessively graphic depictions of sexual encounters and violence will not be published. Our goal is to inspire our readers by telling stories that reflect the real lives of youth living in this unique part of the world. We look forward to hearing from you! Contact editor Melodie Rae at mstorey@nelson.ca.

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As you read our pieces, you might feel the need to respond in some way. Here at KTN, we value that conversation. Write a letter to the editor and with your permission, we will try to publish it in the next edition, using initials instead of full name to protect your privacy. Letters should be 100-200 words and should refer to a specific article. Letters may be edited and shortened for space. Submit letters to the editor Melodie Rae at mstorey@nelson.ca.