Their project, We Matter, allows individuals from across the country to share video messages, artwork, and poems to Indigenous youth, which offer words of encouragement and positivity, stories of lived experience, and messages of resiliency and strength. More than that, the project aims to build stronger communities and help youth break silence, find help, and speak out about the hardships they face.
"At 15, Redvers almost became a statistic herself, ingesting a toxic amount of pills before phoning her mom.
“Me taking the pills was hitting rock bottom and was my cry for help,” says Tunchai. “I began to learn the importance of breaking the silence and reaching out for help.”
Now 22, Redvers is hoping a national non-profit she founded with her brother, Kelvin Redvers, will help other aboriginal youth do the same.
The pair launched We Matter last month, a website with video messages of hope from First Nation youth and leaders, as well as heartbreaking stories from community members who tried to take their own life, or thought about it."
Check out the We Matter campaign and help forward these messages to those in need by visiting and sharing the sites below: