“Sometimes it breaks my heart to talk about it, but I lost a 13 year-old cousin in Fort Chipewyan who took her own life because of bullying.”
On the first Pink Shirt Day since a student at JBT Elementary School in Fort Smith was injured in a bullying incident in October, NWT Commissioner George Tuccaro brought the healing power of music.
Ingenious as always, Chief Sunrise Education Centre on the K’atlodeeche First Nations Reserve is putting a Slavey spin on the anti-bullying initiative Pink Shirt Day by hosting Sets’ani Day instead.
Bullying among school-aged students is a universal problem, one that kids at Chief Sunrise School on the Hay River reserve are working to combat with music and kindness.
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