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The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan signed a letter of commitment with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) on Thursday promising to address death by suicide among Indigenous youth as a priority.
Métis suicide prevention advocate Tristen Durocher's 44-day protest fast in Regina came to an end in a flurry of sound, ceremony and emotion. As the sun began to set, the 24-year-old musician played Red River Valley on his fiddle and had a few words for youths suffering in the province.
Premier Scott Moe has sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlining Saskatchewan’s priorities ahead of the federal throne speech on Sept. 23. In it, he is asking Trudeau to support nuclear development in the province.
Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Vice-Chief Kim Beaudin is calling for accountability after a panel of experts assigned to look into the use of Structured Intervention Units (SIUs), in Canadian prisons released a scathing report on 19 Aug. detailing how their work was obstructed, undermined and blocked by the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC).