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Two girls take their lives in northern Ontario community, four others flown out


January 12, 2017

The grand chief of 49 northern First Nations is calling for a national suicide strategy after the loss of two 12-year-old girls since Sunday.

The small indigenous community of Wapekeka is in mourning after the suicide of a 12-year-old girl on Sunday and another 12-year-old girl on Tuesday.

There is concern that more children will try to take their lives. A crisis team has flown into the Oji-Cree community, which is about 450 kilometres northeast of Sioux Lookout, in northwestern Ontario.


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