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Manitoba Advocate to present new webinar, How to Support Indigenous Boys

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Update: To watch the recorded webinar, please visit our YouTube page. Thank you to all who participated!
The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) will present a new webinar, How to Support Indigenous Boys, on Monday, November 8th from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. CST.
This webinar is free to attend, although registration will be required through Zoom. A recording of the webinar will be made available on MACY’s YouTube page after the event.
An important theme that emerged from MACY’s special report Finding the Way Back: An aggregate investigation of 45 boys who died by homicide or suicide in Manitoba is the involvement of some boys in the youth justice system and gangs. To discuss findings and recommendations made for systemic change, MACY is hosting a one-hour webinar with panelists Ryan Beardy, Jonny Meikle, and Devon Henderson.
To register for the webinar, please click here:…/reg…/WN_4JN7gArTSemKb8oWdBbrHQ

• Ryan Beardy is Cree/Saulteaux from Lake St. Martin First Nation. After spending 20 years in and out of the justice system, he founded Healing Together, a men’s sharing circle. Ryan is a justice advocate, a mentor in the community, and a freelance journalist.
• Jonny Meikle is a veteran from Norway House Cree Nation, who served in Afghanistan. He is the founder of Strength in the Circle, an Indigenous support group helping men who have been through the criminal justice system through their healing journey.
• Devon Henderson went into the care of the child welfare system when he was three months old. Both his parents struggled with substance use disorders and were descendants of residential school survivors. Devon has lived in more than 75 foster homes. He was involved with gangs and the criminal justice system. He found a new life through the restorative justice process.
For more about our report, Finding the Way Back, click here.