Cost of ‘complacency’ will be paid for in full with children’s lives’ says northern doctor of suicide crisis – APTN

Jan 19, 2017

They crossed the ice on snow machines pulling the casket of Chantel Fox, and used their own hands to dig her grave through the permafrost with pick axes and shovels.

The family laid their little girl in the ground there.

They had no back hoes or a crew of men – on Wapekeka First Nation the family bury their own said Fox’s uncle Joshua Frogg.

“The families are the ones actually burying their children,” said Frogg of the small community of about 350 people in northern Ontario. “(The family) actually put the dirt on the casket.”

Fox committed suicide on Jan. 10, two days after Jolynn Winter also did so in the community.

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