National focus needed on suicide crisis among Indigenous youth: AFN 

By Teresa Wright THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- The federal government will support the creation of a national suicide-prevention strategy for young people, with a suicide crisis gripping a First Nation in northern Saskatchewan, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller told a gathering of First Nations chiefs in Ottawa Tuesday.   Miller was short on details on what this strategy would look like, saying only that the government would work with First Nations communities on solutions they propose.   On Tuesday, a special gathering of chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations from across Canada began with a call for the federal government to step in.   National Chief Perry Bellegarde said action must be taken to stop Indigenous children and teens from feeling so hopeless they harm themselves.   “We know…

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