A call for hope during a time of pain: Nunavik looks for solutions to suicide crisis – CBC

‘We have forgotten where we come from,’ said Kuujjuaq Mayor Tunu Napartuk, invoking Inuit survival in north

Oct 31, 2018

As people in Kuujjuaq prepared to bury two young people Tuesday — the latest victims of apparent suicides — the town’s mayor called for hope.

Some 60 people from across Quebec’s Inuit territory of Nunavik gathered in the Kuujjuaq Forum, a community gymnasium, for the first of two days of meetings to address a recent spike in suicides in the region, and to try to find a solution.

“I am proud to say Inuit are the only people to survive in this harsh country before we had modern conveniences like electricity and vehicles,” Mayor Tunu Napartuk told the meeting.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/a-call-for-hope-during-a-time-of-pain-nunavik-looks-for-solutions-to-suicide-crisis-1.4885010

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