The crisis of Aboriginal youth suicides

An article in the online magazine, Global Voices looks into the crisis of Aboriginal youth suicides in Canada due to poverty, colonization, isolation and lack of basic services. Suicide rates have declined in Canada through the years but not in Aboriginal communities, though there is great variation among communities. Suicide rates are five to seven times higher for First Nations youth than for non-Aboriginal youth, and rates among Inuit youth are among the highest in the world, at 11 times the national average. Some spectulate that the problem is actually worse, as stats don't usually include all Aboriginal groups.

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Global Voices
January 18, 2010