Tag Archives: Aboriginal Reserve Suicides

‘Apartheid Kills’

“I believe and see evidence that the great fundamental problem lies with the ‘apartheid’ system into which Aboriginals have been thrust for 150 years or more,” Lefrançois wrote in his report. “It is time to put an end to this apartheid system, and for all of the authorities concerned to confront that challenge.” 

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“A Quebec coroner’s report on five suicides in two Innu communities in the province said a system similar to apartheid is at the root of the problems that led to the people’s deaths.

“Despite all the money and efforts of the various levels of government over the past few decades, despite the treaties and agreements signed and the many discussions and negotiations, little is changing. To expect an improvement, you have to address the problems and consider solutions differently”, wrote Lefrancois… 

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‘Reaching Out’

“A letter-writing campaign is helping reach out to ‘First Nations’ {‘Siberian settler’} communities in northern Saskatchewan coping with the recent tragedy where six girls took their own lives in less than a month.

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“Fran Forsberg is a long time foster parent and children’s rights advocate who felt compelled to act after hearing of the suicide crisis… Continue reading ‘Reaching Out’