Don’t give up’: Inuit youth hopeful about federal study on suicide – CBC

Sep 26, 2016

Suicide is preventable, but addressing it will mean removing tremendous barriers, Inuit leaders tell MPs

When Nina Ford began testifying on “the grueling effects of suicide” in Indigenous communities, she said it was impossible to explain to outsiders.

But by the time she was finished, she thought the members of the House of Commons standing committee on Indigenous and northern affairs might be ready to make a difference.

“For the first time in many years, I actually feel confident I actually feel hope,” said Ford, the youth representative for the Nunatsiavut Government.

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