Since 2009, it is estimated that over 600 children and youth from Mushkegowuk communities, thought about or tried to take their own lives; more tragically some have ended their precious life on earth. This pandemic warranted an in-depth review and analysis of the Omushkegowuk people by the Omushkegowuk people. The purpose of The People’s Inquiry is to find possible solutions and obtain recommendations from the people concerning suicide, especially youth suicide, in our communities.
These reports are the findings from the public hearings and youth gathering that was held in the eight communities of Moosonee, Moose Factory, Missanabie Cree, Taykwa Tagamou, Fort Albany, Attawapiskat, Kashechewan and Chapleau Cree.
Over 300 people participated.
77 stories were collected from the people.
Our people’s stories have identified 16 key issues.