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Latest Report--The Seventh Generation Helping to Heal:  Nishnawbe Aski Youth and the Suicide Epidemic

Nishnawbe Aski youth deliver their own report on the suicide epidemic
in their northwestern Ontario nation of 40,000 people. They are working
to save lives now and to build them for tomorrow.  Since the
beginning of 2006, 14 people have committed suicide in the Nishnawbe
Aski Nation (NAN) territory. Eight of those were between 15 and 20
years old.  Facing a suicide crisis that now spans two decades,
the young people of the NAN Decade Youth Council are finding solutions
and hope within their own culture. Here, to commemorate National
Aboriginal Day, June 21, 2006, is their action-inspiring report: http://www.voicesforchildren.ca/report-Jun2006-1.htm.

Current Activities--Learn about VOICES' new strategic plan for turning knowledge into action

We've produced a newsletter about our future direction and new focus.
You'll also be able to read more about how our current report, The
Seventh Generation Helping to Heal: Nishnawbe Aski Youth and the
Suicide Epidemic, is part of a larger initiative that is helping to
raise awareness and forge new connections.  To read our
Newsletter, visit http://www.voicesforchildren.ca/documents/VoicesNewsletter-summer06.pdf (link opens PDF file).

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