eHealth conference in Winnipeg hopes to expand communication in isolated communities – APTN

February 6, 2017

More than sixty people gathered for the first national First Nations eHealth conference. The two-day conference is put on by youth information and communication technology committee.

“A lot of the times when a suicide happens or someone’s having suicidal thoughts they have to wait for somebody from outside the community to be there and support them or something… it’s harder for people from northern communities,” said Terrance Thomas, a youth advisor.

The committee is made up of youth from 15 First Nations communities.

Planning for the conference began last March when the northern community of Cross Lake declared a state of emergency after a rash of suicides.

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