Northern Manitoba First Nation healing after suicide crisis wants to reach out to Attiwapiskat
A youth leader in a Manitoba First Nation is saddened and dismayed to hear that an Ontario First Nation is dealing with a crisis of suicide attempts among youth - similar to what young people in his home community experienced just recently.
"I was shocked," said Mervin McLeod from Pimicikamak in northern Manitoba, referring to the state of emergency declared in Attawapiskat in northern Ontario. "I heard this while I was at the candle light vigil on Sunday. I was just shocked and in disbelief."