The federal government helped start Jordan’s Principle a couple of years ago.

It all started when a First Nation’s boy named Jordan River Anderson had to stay in the hospital for the first two years of his life.

He was then discharged, but because the federal and provincial governments kept arguing, he had to stay in the hospital.

He ended up staying three more years before he became very ill and passed away at the age of 5.

Jordan’s Principle is an initiative started to help First Nation’s youth get proper health, education, and social services.

Jordan’s Principle stopped by Whitmore School on Friday to talk about mental wellness and relieve some of the stigmas about mental illness.

If you know a First Nation’s youth that could use the service, the contact number for the Parkland is 204-622-9400.