As First Nations chiefs in northern Ontario call for health-care action, youth demand more involvement – CBC

Feb 09, 2024

Youth suicide crisis among key issues at winter assembly of NAN chiefs in Thunder Bay

Young people don’t just want to watch as First Nations leaders across Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) call for action to address decades-long issues — they want a seat at the decision-making table.

The three-day winter assembly of chiefs in Thunder Bay, Ont., this week brought together representatives from across the region to discuss critical challenges facing their communities, including housing, education, climate change and policing.

The main item on Thursday’s agenda was NAN’s health transformation project, and youth attending the assembly made sure to express their views.

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