Thank you, Chair.
Thank you, all, for being here and for your valued presentations.
I just want to say for the record that ITK was invited to join us today.
Ms. Col, I was reading your submission, and I came across data that said that incidents of self-harm among Métis girls rose from 27% to 36% from 2008 to 2013. Those are obviously troubling numbers. Can you tell us about the need for instilling a strong cultural identity within indigenous youth to combat mental health and substance abuse issues? When the suicide rate is very high, don't you think there's a need to do something?