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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.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/warnings-of-suicide-pact-ignored-by-feds-ontario-first-nation/article33670415/

 

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