Fire of youth seeks to light new path – Winnipeg Free Press

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2019123 Views

Lac La Croix First Nation is like many Indigenous communities in Canada.

It has an 85 per cent unemployment rate, mostly due to the Indian Act — the policy that has long prohibited and impaired the economic viability of Indigenous communities. This, added with the trauma of residential schools and ongoing violent policies and practices that oppress Indigenous communities, results in high amounts of child-welfare apprehensions, substance abuse, and suicide.

There are many struggles in the northwestern Ontario community.

So, the youth of Lac La Croix decided to do something. They wrote a song called Firemakers, describing the problems and what they’re doing about it.

Read More: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/columnists/fire-of-youth-seeks-to-light-new-path-508919492.html

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