My Platform Idea:

Where I got my platform idea for the pageant is from my own community. My platform is about suicide prevention. It is such an important topic for me because a couple years ago we had several deaths, one after another from suicide. It was so hard seeing my own community going through this without being able to do anything about it. And majority of the suicides were from our own youth, my own peers. During this crisis, I haven’t ever seen my community so close before. Everyone helped each other and also got plenty of generous help from others from everywhere else. ¬†What helped my community come out of this black hole was a 24 hour Crisis Centre that provides a ear for when a voice was needed to be heard, prayers all throughout Canada and love that our community has shown for each other. What hurts the most is that those lives lost were totally preventable. But we are blessed right now that we have the sustainability and help to turn to when we need it what we haven’t had before. Suicide doesn’t just call for my own community, I know that suicide is a common issue for youth my age all throughout Canada. I want to show youth everywhere that there is hope, that there is love and that there is help. Plenty of youth need to hear that. As for I, I want to get that word across.

Eskasoni Summer Youth Rally 2010


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3 Responses to Platform Idea

  1. Dion Denny says:

    This is beautiful and braught tears to my eyes. Weltek aq mekiteytamul.

  2. I am so proud of you tus. Kelulk talateken aq weltasimu ewantasiun tan wetapeksin. Atawey welqatemen natel eimen. Walter jown.

  3. Tara says:

    Erica you are an inspiration to our community and many aboriginal communities nation wide. I am proud of you and good luck!!!

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