Patty Hajdu attending emergency meeting with NAN

By  Austin Campbell  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter THUNDER BAY — The mental health of youth and residents living in First Nations communities is an ongoing battle. Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler will attend an emergency meeting with the Minister of Indigenous Affairs, Patty Hajdu, this afternoon in Ottawa, along with several other federal ministers, to discuss next steps in addressing what has been described as a suicide crisis. There are a number of elements, of course, that contribute to this ongoing crisis. Speaking to Dougall Media, Hajdu said major contributors to the crisis are the long-lasting effects of colonization, intergenerational trauma, and systemic racism. She made it clear that the impact of all of these combined elements to the well-being of Indigenous Canadians and First Nations communities cannot…

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