Messages of hope for Attawapiskat youth from Brantford youth
Grade six students from Ecole Fairview in Brantford wanted to do something to show support to indigenous youth in the community of Attawapiskat.
The students heard news reports about the youth suicide crisis in Attawapiskat, and wanted to send youth in the northern remote reserve community some support.
Students handcrafted about 180 folded paper cranes , each with a message of hope written on their wings.
Paper cranes symbolize happiness, peace and good luck in Japanese folklore, and although not traditional to indigenous people, the support that will be sent is still to offer hope to youth in Attawapiskat.