Indigenous youth suicide prevention initiative taken over by Stó:lō Nation – Vancouver Sun

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Indigenous youth suicide prevention initiative taken over by Stó:lō Nation – Vancouver Sun

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 20219 Views

In 2017, a federal report on Indigenous suicide found that when First Nations increase their control over social and economic services as well as retain use of their Indigenous language, it results in lower overall rates of suicide.

A suicide-prevention program that started out as an initiative led by experts turned into something quite different once it involved the Stó:lō Nation in the Fraser Valley.

In fact, the approach was so effective, the Stó:lō have taken it over and are now running it themselves.

Alanaise Goodwill doesn’t call what she has been involved with a “program.” She describes it as a project that expanded to include a web of relationships embedded in traditional Sto:lō language, culture, and land.

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