Métis youth’s resilience shines

In partnership with Métis Nation BC, McCreary Centre Society today released Ta Saantii Deu/Neso: A Profile of Métis Youth Health in BC. The release happened at the Métis Nation BC Climate Change and Health forum attended by Minister Judy Darcy, BC’s Minister of Mental Health and Addictions.

Using data from the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey, the report looks at the current health picture of Métis youth, their changing needs, and at disparities between the health of Métis and non-Métis youth.

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The report highlights the strength and resilience of Métis young people, with one in five engaging in traditional or cultural activities over the past year, and 13% able to speak at least a few words of an Indigenous language.

Annie Smith

Executive Director - McCreary Centre Society

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