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Group helping youth in remote First Nations hopes to keep connection alive through COVID-19 – CBC\

May 28, 2020

A group launched a handful of years ago to help promote leadership and development with youth in remote First Nations in northwestern Ontario, hopes it can still maintain some outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finding our Power Together, which works with many youths from Nibinamik First Nation, but also with youth in Eabamatoong and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, has to find new ways to connect with young people, when its facilitators can’t travel to the far north.

“It’s no replicate of what we normally would be doing, or the relationship that we would be normally involved in,” said Nicole Ineese-Nash, the director of the program, who is a member of Constance Lake First Nation.

“There’s no way to replicate that in a virtual involvement.”

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