Ontario First Nation reeling following suicides of at least 4 young people – Global News

A remote First Nation community in northwestern Ontario has been devastated following the deaths of at least four young people ages 12-16 who have taken their own lives so far this month.

Deputy Grand Chief Anna Achneepineskum of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) said that two girls, both 16, died in Pikangikum, near the Ontario-Manitoba border, over the weekend.

The tragedy follows the deaths of a 12-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl who died by suicide two weeks ago.

Achneepineskum confirmed that one of the girls who died on the weekend, Hazel Pascal, was a sister of Mikaia, a girl who took her life earlier this month in the small community of about 2,300 people.

Read More: http://globalnews.ca/news/3606241/ontario-first-nation-reeling-following-suicides-of-at-least-4-young-people/

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