How many first steps must we take?
Canada’s long-standing laissez-faire attitude towards the life and death of indigenous youth must end. We must recognize that the lives of these young people are worth investing in. They are not just the future of this nation, they are the present. I remain hopeful and inspired when I see the calibre and determination of this young generation. Change is coming. Let’s be part of it.
This past week an extraordinary group of young people arrived in Ottawa to speak to government ministers and the prime minister about the social catastrophe that has been inflicted on indigenous youth in Canada, writes Charlie Angus, who is pictured with the students. Photograph courtesy of NDP MP Charlie Angus