Panel to discuss resources for Indigenous youth during times of crisis

The final talk of the academic year in a series focused on anti-racism and Indigenous children will take place virtually Friday, Feb. 26.

Beginning at noon, the hour-long event will be hosted by the Decolonization Working Group of the President’s Advisory Committee on Human Rights, Equity and Decolonization (PACHRED), and will welcome guests from We Matter, an Indigenous youth-led organization that is dedicated to Indigenous youth support, hope and life promotion.

Following previous panels that focused on the residential school system and its intergenerational impacts, Brock’s participation in the First Nations Family Caring Society’s Ambearrister program, and food sustainability and well-being, the final panel will focus on the high rates of suicide amongst Indigenous youth.

Panel participants from We Matter will discuss their mission to acknowledge the need to assist and value the gifts they believe the Creator gave each person, while also honouring overall well-being in Indigenous children and youth by providing positive messages. We Matter’s national campaign aims to promote constructive reinforcements for Indigenous youth during times of crisis and to keep offering support when needed.

Those interested in participating in the event can stream it using Lifesize.

To learn more or sign up for the event, please contact Decolonization Working Group Co-chair Lyn Trudeau at ltrudeau@brocku.ca or Co-chair Robyn Bourgeois at rbourgeois@brocku.ca


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