Residential school payouts may have played role in Cowichan First Nation suicide spike

The Cowichan First Nation in northern British Columbia has declared a state of emergency due to a recent increase of suicides in the community.

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The Cowichan First Nation in northern British Columbia has declared a state of emergency due to a recent increase of suicides in the community.

APTN National News reporter Rob Smith is in the community.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.

1 thought on “Residential school payouts may have played role in Cowichan First Nation suicide spike

  1. That is harsh.. so many residential school survivors were impacted so badly that after so many years of avoiding the topic, TRC comes to town and all of a sudden the horrors return full-force. I  can see how it would affect an entire community.. 

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