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Action needed following Tina Fontaine report: FN advocate

Brittany Hobson
APTN News
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.

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