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(May 25, 2017) First Nation children and youth are dying senseless and needless deaths in ever increasing numbers. The latest incident was the discovery of a 14-year-old child’s body last Thursday in a Thunder Bay river, where far too many of our peoples have died mysteriously over the past decade. We need both Ontario and Canada to act upon last year’s recommendations from the Thunder Bay Inquest into the deaths of seven First Nation youth.

TIMMINS, ON (May 10, 2017) In this morning’s address to NAN Chiefs in Assembly, Regional Chief Isadore Day pledged that Chiefs of Ontario will continue to support the unique needs of northern communities. The combined youth suicide and children in care crises can only be addressed by our own people with the proper resources and control within our communities.

TORONTO, ON (April 27, 2017) --- Today, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa unveiled the province’s budget announcing major funds directed at education, health and justice making community wellness a priority, however there was a clear absence of targeted investment in infrastructure, child welfare and climate change.

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