By Red Power Media, Staff
Young people in Attawapiskat have asked for youth & healing centres where the community can come together. Work on these begins immediately.
Statement by the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and Charlie Angus, Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay, Following their Visit to Attawapiskat First Nation
Ottawa, Ontario (April 19, 2016) — “Yesterday, we had the opportunity to visit the Attawapiskat First Nation to meet with community leaders, members and youth to listen to them first-hand about their challenges.
No community in Canada should ever be faced with the circumstances that led so many of their young people to lose hope. Unfortunately, we know that these stories are not isolated to Attawapiskat but are common among all too many Indigenous communities across this country.
Since Attawapiskat declared a state of emergency, federal officials from Health Canada and Indigenous and Northern Affairs…
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