Chiefs turn to youth for sui­cide cri­sis help

Toronto Star - - CANADA -

Prince Al­bert Grand Coun­cil Chief Ron Michel says indige­nous lead­ers need to take charge of the youth sui­cide cri­sis in north­ern Saskatchewan in­stead of go­ing to fu­ner­als.

Michel says ad­vice from young peo­ple on how to stop kids from tak­ing their own lives will be crit­i­cal.

Michel and Chief Bobby Cameron, of the Fed­er­a­tion of Sov­er­eign Indige­nous Na­tions, have an­nounced a com­mu­nity medicine gath­er­ing in Prince Al­bert for Dec. 5 and 6 to gather in­put from youth, par­ents, ex­perts and ed­u­ca­tors as it deals with the deaths of six young girls since mid-Oc­to­ber.

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