Aboriginal Suicide

Understanding Why Suicide Occurs Is Key To Stopping It: Inuit Leader

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada

"A simplistic concept of suicide prevention for indigenous peoples, for Inuit, is one that we're not interested in."

The Deadly Problems Surrounding Bill C-14

Dr. Will Johnston | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Dr. Will Johnston

It is not surprising that many Canadians are concerned about the dangers of the new assisted suicide and euthanasia bill, C-14. What is really not credible is how the word-benders who used the Charter "right to life" to legalize the intentional suicide or killing of some patients are now protesting that they have been cheated of total victory.

Suicide Crisis Stretches Far Beyond Attawapiskat, Inuit Leader Warns

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Politics

More than 1,000 attempted suicide calls each year in Nunavut, a territory of just over 30,000 people.

5 More Children Attempt Suicide In Attawapiskat, Chief Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2016 | Canada

The issue of suicide among aboriginal youth was thrust into the spotlight a week ago.

24-Hour Health Care Finally Coming To Attawapiskat

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Politics

The province will provide up to $2 million and a deployment of additional health-care workers.

Joshua Ostroff

Child Suicide Is A Crisis In Canada. Here's How We Can Prevent It

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada Parents

"We have 10-year-old kids taking their lives. Something is terribly wrong."

Overheard on the VIA Train: "Indians Are Lazy"

Marko Sijan | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Politics
Marko Sijan

A study made last summer by Nanos Research and the Institute for Research on Public Policy ranks aboriginal issues as the least important concern among Canadians. I was recently delayed at Union Station for four hours due to an Idle No More blockade. An attendant announced in a surly tone that the train had been stopped due to "une manifestation d'Indiens." Contrary to news reports, my fellow passengers weren't "taking it in stride." Many groaned but didn't speak; I wrote down some of the comments others shared about "the lazy Indians."

Teens Formed Suicide Pact: Vancouver Report

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Dozens of children, mostly aboriginals, formed a suicide pact in a downtown Vancouver community earlier this year that prompted police to ...