Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Niki Ashton sends plea to federal government following rash of suicides on Pimicikamak Cree Nation

 


Niki Ashton, member of Parliament for Churchill — Keewatinook Aski, is calling on the federal government to invest in First Nations youth following a rash of suicides on Manitoba's Pimicikamak Cree Nation.

"We do have a new government and we've heard, certainly, pronouncements and interest in working with First Nations youth but I think it's important that we be honest: We haven't seen commitments in terms of funding or investment," she said.

Four teenagers have died by suicide in three months in the remote community. The youngest victim was a girl who will be buried on Sunday, which would have been her 15th birthday. The oldest was 18.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/niki-ashton-first-nations-youth-pimicikamak-cree-nation-1.3478044

 

Reader Comments(0)

 
 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020

Rendered 01/24/2021 08:05