Manitoba First Nation confronts suicide crisis after four deaths, 22 attempts

WINNIPEG — A remote Manitoba First Nation has activated a state of emergency as it deals with an ongoing suicide crisis.

Four young people from God’s Lake First Nation took their own lives this summer.

Officials say there have been another 22 attempts.

An advocacy group for Manitoba bands has called on the federal government for help.

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak has also sent its crisis response team to the community.

God’s Lake is located about 1,000 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.

(CTV Winnipeg)

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