My people are in mental distress’: Gov. Gen. Mary Simon visits Yukon community hit by drug deaths – CBC

My people are in mental distress’: Gov. Gen. Mary Simon visits Yukon community hit by drug deaths – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 202252 Views

Jun 27, 2022

In her 1st official visit to Yukon, Simon spoke about addressing mental health needs

A three-day visit to Yukon for Gov. Gen. Mary Simon began at the Carcross/Tagish First Nation’s Haa Shagóon Hídi cultural centre on Sunday.

Simon — who is visiting the territory with the purpose of strengthening relationships while focusing on reconciliation, mental health and the opioid crisis — spoke with Yukon First Nation elders, youth and leaders about the difficulties the community has faced recently in terms of mental health and drug-related deaths.

“It’s really important for me to connect to Indigenous communities,” said Simon, who wants to address both the challenges and positive remarks in communities.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/governor-general-mary-simon-yukon-visit-1.6502956

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