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Finding Our Power Together: A Fundraising Event

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Ryerson University

350 Victoria Street

Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

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Finding Our Power Together is a fundraising event seeking to raise awareness of youth suicide and to elicit support for a remote First Nation community in northern Ontario.

The community of Nibinamik First Nation has recently endured several youth suicides and multiple attempts over the course of the last few months. Additionally, the community was evacuated due to power outages and forest fires in the area this summer, which had a significant impact on the entire community. The Chief, Jonny Yellowhead, and band council members have reached out for support in healing from the current and historical crises in the community.

Nibinamik is a fly-in community, located approximately 500KM north of Thunder Bay. It is accessible only by plane in the summer months, and by winter road in the winter. It is home to 400 residents, with a large number of the population being youth. Suicide and suicidal ideation is common in Nibinamik, as well as in many First Nation communities across Turtle Island. Suicide and self-inflicted injuries are the leading causes of death for First Nation youth and young adults. Colonialism and systemic violence continue to disrupt Indigenous ways of knowing and being, which leads many young people without hope.

It is time for us to come together, as Indigenous peoples and allies, to save our young people. Join us in celebrating life, and honouring those that left us too quickly, in order to become a stronger nation together.#FindingOurPowerTogether #FOPT


To donate: https://tinyurl.com/FindingOurPowerTogether

CBC Housing crisis in Nibinamik: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpRyv5VzmjA


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Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2185455658135091/


Location: Ryerson University Campus (Room TBD)
Time: Doors at 6pm, event 7pm to 9pm
Price: $20 or PWYC (proceeds go to support Nibinamik First Nation)

The event will feature a short documentary film made by the Nibinamik Youth Council

Musical performances, silent auction, art exhibit, and Indigenous artisan vendors. If you would like to participate as an artist or vendor, please contact nicole.ineesenash@ryerson.ca

All proceeds go directly to support Nibinamik's youth.

Please come and support our young people. Miigwetch.

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350 Victoria Street

Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

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