Red Road Project youth with Chief Leroy Denny.

ESKASONI – Youth from Nova Scotia’s thirteen First Nation communities were at the Mi’kmaw Summer Games in Eskasoni promoting the province’s first anti-substance abuse campaign for First Nation schools.

Conceived in early 2012 by community Chiefs, and launched by Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey and Atlantic Canada’s First Nation Help Desk, the Red Road Project educates First Nation youth about the dangers of substance abuse, and raises awareness of its damaging effects to family, friends and the community. The project’s name, “Red Road”, is the Native American concept that means to be on the right path in life in harmony with our Creator.

“The Red Road Project is very excited to be part of the Mi’kmaw Summer Games,” says Ke ...

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