Canada’s Indigenous Suicide Rate Linked to ‘Apartheid’
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.
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