An Indigenous brother and sister duo have started a national campaign to help Indigenous youth struggling with mental health.
We Matter Campaign co-founder Kelvin Redvers felt it was important to start the campaign because of high suicide rates among Indigenous youth.
Redvers says the campaign consists of videos of people across the country telling their stories and sending positive messages to youth.
The videos range from 30 seconds to 3 minutes.
He says reception to the campaign has been good and believes it’s making a difference one step at a time.
Melanie Mark is the first Aboriginal woman B.C. MLA and made a video of her own.
She wishes a similar campaign was available when she was growing up.
Others who made a video include Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde and music group A Tribe Called Red.
The We Matter Campaign is also arranging to have the videos delivered to remote communities where internet connections aren’t the strongest.
Videos and information on how to make your own can be found here.