Action needed following Tina Fontaine report: FN advocate

An Indigenous organization says more investments need to be made at the grassroots level.

This comes after Manitoba’s children’s advocate says there are hundreds of at-risk youth with stories similar to Tina Fontaine.

In her report on the death of Fontaine released this week, Daphne Penrose wrote that her office is working with 17 youth needing treatment.

But Cora Morgan, who is the First Nations Family Advocate, says work is already being done to support at-risk youth, the government just needs to recognize it.

 

Reporter / Winnipeg

Brittany joined the APTN news team in October 2016. She is Ojibway and a member of the Long Plain First Nation in Manitoba. Before coming to APTN, she graduated with a joint degree in communications from the University of Winnipeg and Red River College.