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FSIN calls for Indigenous representation in gov’t review of Regina’s Raising Hope program – 620 CKRM

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations wants the provincial government’s review of Regina’s Raising Hope program to include one of their own First Nations representatives. The program is in place to support vulnerable, at-risk women in the community.

The call comes after the death of 30-year-old Marilyn Gordon, a former resident who accessed the program for several months in 2020. She was suddenly evicted from Raising Hope by staff four months prior to her passing on Jan. 3, 2021.

Her father Roland Desjarlais said on Wednesday that Gordon struggled with mental illness and substance abuse since the passing of her mother in 2017. She ended up entering the Raising Hope program last year in order to heal from her trauma. Desjarlais said it was her way to take steps to rebuilding her life.

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