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May 20, 2023
Northern Manitoba First Nation sounds alarm over isolation after youth suicides
Manitoba airline pledges to increase frequency of flights to and from community CBC News: The chief of a northern Manitoba First Nation is sounding the alarm and calling on government to take immediate action to address the remote community’s isolation from the larger world, which he says is playing a role in its youth either...
July 14, 2021
Tataskweyak Cree Nation
“Global News – Manitoba’s Tataskweyak Cree Nation declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, after nine young people were lost to suicide in the last 14 months alone. They asked federal and provincial authorities for urgent help and “immediate” supports for mental wellness and long-term solutions for its community. The community, which is connected by...
May 18, 2021
Shamattawa First Nation
CTV News – The Chief of Shamattawa First Nation in northern Manitoba has declared a state of emergency following a recent suicide in the community and a subsequent suicide attempt by a child. Redhead said the crisis started when his sister, a mother of four, died by suicide on May 9. He added a seven-year-old...
May 7, 2020
Stop Giving Me a Number and Start Giving Me a Person
Manitoba Child and Youth Advocate: In Manitoba, suicide is the leading manner of death for young people ages 10-17. On national Youth Mental Health Day the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth released “Stop Giving Me a Number and Start Giving Me a Person: How 22 Girls Illuminate the Cracks in the Manitoba Youth Mental...
September 17, 2019
National Paper on Youth Suicide
The Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) published “A National Paper on Youth Suicide” that calls on governments at the national, provincial and territorial levels to take concrete action to prevent youth suicide in Canada. Failure to address the multi-faceted issues impacting indigenous communities has led to a suicide epidemic. The paper consolidates...
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