“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.
Briefs include: Tuktoyaktuk RCMP investigating sudden death, Dominion Diamond posts increased sales in fourth quarter, and Ice Pilots NWT wins Canadian Screen Award for Best Factual series.
Union representatives joined the array of voices calling for an end to bullying last Wednesday on Pink Shirt Day, the national day to end bullying in schools and society.
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