Tuesday, May 19, 2009

On reserves, kids killing selves

Three children have committed suicide in Pukatawagan in recent months and many more have tried, prompting the northwestern Manitoba First Nation community to beg Ottawa for help.
Provincial Children's Advocate Billie Schibler said two children from the chronically troubled reserve of Shamattawa on the other side of the province have also taken their lives so far this year.

That's despite pledges by the federal and provincial governments to get serious about the issue of aboriginal suicide.
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