Canada may consider English and French its two official languages, but in Pikangikum you won’t hear either very often. Ojibway is the language of choice in the community 500 km north of Thunder Bay.
Canada to invest up to $60 million connecting Pikangikum to the Ontario’s power grid in a move that is meant to bring hope.
Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins is announcing funding for 20 full-time mental health workers for Pikangikum First Nation, a remote community struggling with a suicide crisis and pressing mental health needs from about 380 people seeking counselling.
A 13-year-old girl, along with a young man and woman, both 18, recently committed suicide in the northern Ontario First Nation of Pikangikum, according to a community member.
Chief calls for ‘prayers,’ says Pikangikum ‘devastated’ after house fire kills nine, including three children
Three children, all under the age of five, died in the fire, say community members.
Teachers are fleeing the community of Pikangikum in Ontario.