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Canada: ‘Our society is broken’: what can stop Canada’s First Nations suicide epidemic? (Opinion)
Guardian (UK) – August 30, 2017
Many regard the suicide epidemic as a symptom of a much bigger and deeper-rooted issue: Canada’s systemic, long-standing neglect of its indigenous people. This is encapsulated in the ongoing impact of the country’s residential school system, which saw more than 150,000 indigenous children taken from their homes in an attempt to forcibly assimilate them into Canadian society.