The Canadian Press

2016-03-07 | MMIW Inquiry Suicides

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Manitoba's children's advocate says an alarming number of indigenous girls are committing suicide and she says it's a a disturbing trend which should be included in the upcoming inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. Darlene MacDonald says more than half the suicides she has probed in the past three years have been indigenous girls. MacDonald says the reasons why some girls commit suicide are the same factors that lead them to be exploited and vulnerable. (MacDonald says the inquiry could explore ways to ensure indigenous girls have some hope for the future and don't see suicide as a viable alternative.)

Date: 2016-03-07
Placeline: WINNIPEG.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 14 seconds

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