'We Matter': Indigenous youth raise their voices in the fight against suicide

Monday, January 22, 2018
Author: 
The Current
Source: 
CBC News

"As provincial and federal governments continue to discuss what needs to happen to stop the wave of suicides, a very different kind of discussion was launched on January 21 in Ottawa. 

Seventy young people from across Canada joined together for a two-day summit called the Hope Forum, organized by Facebook and We Matter, the multi-media youth empowerment campaign.

The Hope Forum marks the first national conference to focus on the voices of young people dealing with the suicide crisis first-hand. 

"What is missing in all of these conversations ... is that voice of Indigenous youth. And they're the ones experiencing this, the ones dealing with this, and they know what they need in their communities," says Tunchai Redvers, co-creator of We Matter."
 

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