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Past Episodes: January 2011 Archives

Whapmagoostui youth shares suicide story

Suicide is something that many people don't like to talk about because it is a subject that hurts. But the reality in northern communities is that suicide happens far too often. We are always trying to find ways to help people, especially the youth, to prevent suicide and to heal from its effects. Melissa Natachequan spoke to Whapmagoostui youth Buckley George, who uses a wheel chair, about his thoughts and experiences.

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Youth talk openly about sex

Today's Youth Panel deals with a very touchy subject, a subject people sometimes prefer not to talk about at all. We're talking about sex. Seeing teen parents in the communities has many people wondering if Cree youth are becoming sexually active at a younger age these days. We begin our coverage with thoughts from Chisasbi Youth Chief Shadrock Trapper.

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In the second part of the program, we heard from Julianna Cooper from Waswanipi, Joshua Iserhoff from Mistissini, Ryan Erless from Waskaganish, and Waswanipi Youth Chief Freddie Dixon.

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First grads complete CHR training in Val d'Or

The first people to take the Community Health Representative (CHR) training in Val d'Or have graduated. Over a period of 18 months, participants were taught various aspects of how to work well with people. Melissa Natachequan spoke one of the graduates, Joni Saganash from Waswanipi.

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