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Feds ignored warnings of suicide threat before girls' deaths: First Nation


January 23, 2017

A remote northern Ontario First Nation where two young girls ended their lives last week warned the federal government in July about a developing “suicide pact,” but their pleas for help went unheeded, indigenous leaders said Thursday.

Last summer’s emergency funding proposal from Wapekeka First Nation, a tiny fly-in community 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, described a number of suicide attempts and fears that a group of young people planned to take their own lives, documents show.


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