Indigenous Services Canada providing mental health support to Wunnumin Lake – CBC

Aug 27, 2021

Community grieving after three sudden deaths in 36 hours

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) said it’s working to provide additional mental health and crisis support to Wunnumin Lake following the sudden deaths of three community members over a 36-hour period.

Community leaders held a news conference in Thunder Bay on Thursday calling for more support after the deaths.

During the news conference, Wunnumin Chief Sam Mamakwa said a 20-year-old resident died after falling from a communications tower in the community on Aug. 17. The incident is under investigation.

A youth who witnessed the incident — and was related to the individual who fell from the tower — took his own life the next day, Mamakwa said.

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