Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Help on the way for Pikangikum

The Federal Government says it's taking action to deal with the suicide epidemic on the Pikangikum First Nation. Last week a coroner's report made several recommendations to help the troubled community, including re-building the school. Kenora MP Greg Rickford says they have committed funding for the reconstruction of the school. The Coroner's report dealt with the death of 16-people between the ages of 10 and 19 who killed themselves in Pikangikum, between 2006 and 2008.