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Wall visits La Ronge to address youth suicides – PA Now

November 10, 2016 Saskatchewan’s premier Brad Wall visited La Ronge yesterday to confer with local leaders and help develop strategies to address the crisis of youth suicides, which have devastated the communities of La Ronge and Stanley Mission. The meetings included Lac La Ronge Chief Tammy Cook-Searson, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 2016255 Views

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Quit ignoring the north’: La Ronge families speak out during premier’s visit – CBC

Nov 09, 2016 6 girls have committed suicide in northern Saskatchewan over past several weeks, locals say more help needed Dave Larsen says he’s relieved his daughter lived to raise her own children. Over the past several weeks, six girls between the ages of 10 and 14 have committed suicide in northern Saskatchewan. As a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 2016221 Views

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Prince Albert Grand Council, FSIN to seek youth input to prevent suicides – StarPhoenix

November 9, 2016 For Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron, the issue of youth suicides is personal. “In my very own immediate family, we’ve lost a couple of our younger relatives to suicide. This touches home for a lot of us,” Cameron said. “Being an educator for many years in my community, the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 2016251 Views

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Gathering in December: Chiefs asking youth for input on northern suicides – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 8, 2016 SASKATOON _ A chief says it’s about time for indigenous leaders to take charge of the youth suicide crisis in northern Saskatchewan instead of going to funerals. Ron Michel, grand chief of the Prince Albert Grand Council, says advice from young people on how to stop kids from taking their […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 2016269 Views

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Long-term supports needed to break succession of suicides in northern Sask. – StarPhoenix

To break the tragic succession of suicides in northern Saskatchewan, an expert says mental health supports must be long-term, comprehensive and involve aboriginal youths and elders. “It’s obvious that there’s a great need that is unmet currently, so there is definitely room for more mental health services and social support services,” said Dr. Eduardo Chachamovich, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 2016230 Views

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Finding solutions to the youth suicide crisis in Saskatchewan – CBC

November 03, 2016 Read story transcript In October, six young girls — the youngest was just 10 — took their own lives in north Saskatchewan. Amidst the shock and sorrow in the wake of these deaths are calls for change — and calls for more supports in northern communities. A week into his new job, Saskatchewan’s advocate for […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 2016226 Views

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SKTC: 3rd Annual Vampire Gala

November 2, 2016 The air was chilled at TCU Place in Saskatoon as vampires gathered to share in an evening of delectable dining and fine Indigenous entertainment. The third annual Vampire Gala hosted performances by former reality TV star Crystal Shawanda, Live One, a group of young musicians who use the Buff as their jam […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 2016217 Views

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We’re here to listen:’ Youth urged to seek support in wake of northern Sask. suicides – NewsTalk 980

November 2, 2016 October has not been kind to La Ronge. Following another tragic loss of young life, the community has banded together for their youth. In the last month, six young girls from northern Saskatchewan communities have taken their lives. They were all between the ages of 10 and 14. A candlelight vigil Wednesday, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 2016191 Views

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Joint Statement from the Minister of Health & the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Regarding Suicides in Saskatchewan

October 21, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – Health Canada OTTAWA – Like all Canadians, we have been heartbroken to learn about the recent suicides in First Nation communities in Saskatchewan. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and communities who have been affected. No community should ever be faced with circumstances that lead to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 2016271 Views

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The FSIN supports First Nations Call for State of Crisis

(Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, SK) – The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Executive is shocked and saddened by the tragic and sudden death of a 10-year old girl from the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation. The FSIN Executive extends condolences to the family, friends and the community of Deschambault Lake. The Lac La Ronge Indian Band […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 2016193 Views

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