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Neskantaga First Nation in 3rd year of state of emergency over suicides


Children from Neskantaga First Nation greet Carolyn Bennett, minister of indigenous affairs, at the airport in the northern Ontario community on Friday, april 15, 2016. (Jody Porter/CBC)

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett explores conditions in remote community

By Jody Porter, CBC News, April 16, 2016

The chief of Neskantaga First Nation in northern Ontario says he is not lifting a state of emergency over suicides that was issued after four suicides in  2013 until the root causes of the crisis are addressed.

Chief Wayne Moonias made the remarks on Friday during a visit to his community by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett. Read the rest of this entry