6 Indigenous Girls Committed Suicide In Saskatchewan In October – Huffington Post Canada

November 01, 2016

LA RONGE, Sask. — There is more heartbreak in northern Saskatchewan where another indigenous girl has committed suicide — the sixth in the province this month.

The NDP Opposition said the 13-year-old took her life on Sunday in La Ronge, a community about 250 kilometres north of Prince Albert.

Premier Brad Wall said the deaths have the undivided attention of northern leaders and the government.

“This is unspeakably tragic, each one of these losses, and to have them one after the other,” Wall said Monday.

Five other girls between 10 and 14 have killed themselves in the past few weeks in northern communities, including Loon Lake, Stanley Mission, Deschambault Lake and another teen in La Ronge.

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