by Martha Troian, APTN National News, Jan 11, 2018
Maskwacis is reeling after several people died by suicide in the weeks leading up to the holiday season.
There have been eight deaths since late November, all of them between the ages of 15-32, according to some community members. Read the rest of this entry
Report says 5 suicides in Uashat-Maliotenam in 2015 were avoidable
By Jonathan Montpetit, Marika Wheeler, CBC News, Jan 14, 2017
Canada’s “apartheid system” of reserves shares some of the blame for a string of suicides that devastated an Innu community on Quebec’s North Shore in 2015, a coroner’s inquest has found.
Coroner Bernard Lefrançois was tasked last year by the Quebec government with looking into the deaths of four women and one man over a nine-month period in Uashat-Maliotenam, an Innu reserve near Sept-Îles, Que. Read the rest of this entry
Chief Bruce Shisheesh desperate for mental health services after 11 attempts on Saturday night alone
By Kate Rutherford, CBC News, April 9, 2016
The chief and council for the Attawapiskat First Nation on remote James Bay have declared a state of emergency, saying they’re overwhelmed by the number of attempted suicides in the community.
On Saturday night alone, 11 people attempted to take their own lives, Chief Bruce Shisheesh said. Read the rest of this entry
Most recent victim will be buried Sunday on what would’ve been her 15th birthday
By Karen Pauls, CBC News, March 04, 2016
Young people on the Pimicikamak Cree Nation are crying out for help after four teenagers killed themselves in less than three months.
“There’s so much of it happening,” said Amber Muskego, 17, who was close friends with some of the young people who have died since just before Christmas. Read the rest of this entry
Uashat-Maliotenam has been site of several suicides and suicide attempts in past year
CBC News, Nov 9, 2015
A First Nations chief on Quebec’s North Shore says he’s hopeful a coroner’s inquest into the suicide of an 18-year-old Innu woman — the latest in a series of suicides in the community — will offer lessons to prevent further tragedies going forward.
Nadeige Guanish, the mother of a toddler, was found dead on Oct. 31 in Uashat-Maliotenam, near Sept-Îles, Que. Read the rest of this entry
Central Alberta community, once known as Hobbema, reeling over deaths
CBC News, March 13, 2014
Some members of the First Nation community of Maskwacis say they will push for 24-hour suicide hotline following the suicides of three women last week. Read the rest of this entry