Canada’s Indigenous Suicide Rate Linked to ‘Apartheid’ TELESUR TV | First Nations Blog

Canada’s Indigenous Suicide Rate Linked to ‘Apartheid’

  • People take part in a march and candlelight vigil in the Attawapiskat First Nation.

    People take part in a march and candlelight vigil in the Attawapiskat First Nation. | Photo: Reuters

Published 26 January 2017

 

A staggering suicide rate among Indigenous peoples in Canada is the result of the country’s “ancient apartheid system,” a Quebec coroner says in a new report.

Toronto, Canada – A string of suicides in a small, First Nations community in northern Quebec is the result of the “apartheid system” governing Indigenous peoples in Canada, a coroner has concluded.

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Quebec coroner Bernard Lefrançois examined the circumstances surrounding five suicide deaths in ’Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam, an Innu reserve of about 3,000 residents on the North Shore of northern Quebec.

Five residents between the ages of 18 and 46 committed suicide in the community between February and October 2015. One of the five people who died was originally from the nearby community of Kawawachikamach. … http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Canadas-Indigenous-Suicide-Rate-Linked-to-Apartheid-20170126-0015.html

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