Tuesday, April 26, 2016
April XXVIth, MMXVI
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
I do indeed agree with the findings of the Office Of Child & Youth Advocate Alberta that the number of suicides rates among First Nations youth is particularly troubling. Seven in terms of this report & countless more before & since, with a half-Uncle of Cree origins on my late mother's side, I find even one First Nations youth dead troubling, even staggering in its sadness to me, especially as First Nations culture provides such a richness to Alberta's mosaic. I do also find it troubling that we are given unlimited cash & resources to the Syrian refugees & their children, but we are ignoring the problems of First Nations youth & their families on reserves, as well as Albertans in general.
An Important Report Now Lets Help Del Graff Fix Things,
Source: Myself & The Office Of The Child & Youth Advocate Alberta.