Two vulnerable kids released from care in midst of suicide crisis in Wapekeka First Nation – CBC

18-year-old attempted suicide after being sent home to remote First Nation with no plan of care

Jun 15, 2017

A child welfare agency in northern Ontario sent two high risk youth home to Wapekeka First Nation last week, against the community’s wishes. One died by suicide, another attempted it.

Jenera Roundsky, 12, died by suicide on Tuesday night in Wapekeka. She had been on suicide watch in the care of Tikinagan Child and Family Services in the weeks preceding her death. First Nations leaders said they were opposed to her return home in the absence of a safety plan for her.

Now CBC News has learned Tikinagan also sent an 18-year-old boy home to Wapekeka with no plan for his care.

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