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Lifting the veil on native youth suicide

By: Christie Blatchford

About every 10 days, a young member of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, either in one of the region’s many tiny isolated communities or in the bigger Northern Ontario towns where they often go to attend school or find work, takes his own life.

And the statistics recently released by NAN Grand Chief Stan Beardy – 298 confirmed suicides among under-25s in the period from 1986 to the end of October last year – may be just the tip of the iceberg.

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