We Matter: bringing hope to Indigenous youth - CBC Tapestry
March 15, 2018 - CBC Radio Tapestry
Kelvin (left) and Tunchai (right) are travelling across Canada with the We Matter campaign bringing their message of hope and truth to Indigenous youth.
Lack of clean water. Lack of housing. Lack of educational and job opportunities. Families facing addiction and abuse. These are just of the many struggles facing Canada's Indigenous peoples. Perhaps the most troubling news of all involves the heartbreaking toll of suicide; stories of young people whose circumstances have challenged their will to live.
Kelvin and Tunchai Redvers are a brother and sister team who are doing something about this. They created the We Matter campaign to help sow seeds of hope and connection among Indigenous youth.
Hear the podcast and learn how the We Matter campaign is making a difference and sowing hope for kids who feel they have no hope.
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(A) group of concerned citizens (are) urging Prime Minister Trudeau and the Canadian government to support culturally based equity for First Nations children.
In a landmark ruling released on January 26, 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found that the Canadian government is racially discriminating against 163,000 First Nations children and their families by providing flawed and inequitable child welfare services ("FNCFS Program") and failing to implement Jordan's Principle to ensure equitable access to government services available to other children....First Nations children are uniquely impacted by federal underfunding of services on-reserve. It is unacceptable that the federal government does not provide First Nations children, youth and families with equitable education, health care, child welfare and basics like clean drinking water. Read More
I Matter. You Matter. We Matter.
We Matter is a national multi-media campaign designed to gather positive messages from people across the country, to offer support for Indigenous youth going through a hard time.
Suicide rates for Indigenous youth are several times higher that of other Canadians, as well as instances of addiction, abuse, violence, and many other issues. We believe this doesn’t need to be the case.
Go to website - We Matter
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Hold the federal government accountable to its promise
We can show the federal government that the issue of unsafe drinking water in First Nations isn’t just an Indigenous issue — it’s everyone’s issue.
P.S. Did you know Canada has committed to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and endorsed the UN-recognized human right to safe drinking water and sanitation? Let's ensure our government fulfils those rights here at home. READ MORE AND TAKE ACTION!!
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