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Kristy Kirkup

Inuit suicide also plagues the north

OTTAWA—The leader of the country’s national Inuit organization says his people also are dealing with devastating rates of suicide.

The “heartbreaking” suicide crisis in the First Nation community of Attawapiskat has become a touchstone moment for how mental health issues affect aboriginal peoples, Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, said yesterday.