suicide crisis

Feds commit $2.5M to Saskatchewan First Nations to prevent self-harm and suicide among youth

Dec 19, 2019 | 4:14pm

The Canadian government has announced that they will provide $2.5-million over the next two years to prevent ‘harms and deaths’ among Indigenous youth across Saskatchewan. This comes after many First Nations communities in the province have experienced a number of youth take their own lives in recent months. The funding also comes after the Makwa […]

National focus needed on suicide crisis among Indigenous youth: AFN

Dec 3, 2019 | 11:34am

OTTAWA — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is calling on the federal government to make up a national suicide-prevention strategy for young people, with a suicide crisis gripping a First Nation in northern Saskatchewan Speaking to a special assembly of chiefs from across Canada that began Tuesday morning in Ottawa, National Chief Perry […]

Suicide crisis worsens at Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation

Nov 26, 2019 | 3:50pm

Leaders of a northern Saskatchewan First Nation say since declaring a state of emergency last week, eight people have tried to take their own lives. Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation at Loon Lake made the declaration following three suicides over three weeks, including one by a 10-year-old girl. Related Article: Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation declares state […]