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Alberta: Dramatic rise in Maskwacis suicide rate creates ‘critical crisis’

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"Death wish" graffiti in Maskwacis, formerly known as Hobbema, near Edmonton, Alberta.  Photo: CBC News. “Death wish” graffiti in Maskwacis, formerly known as Hobbema, near Edmonton, Alberta. Photo: CBC News.

‘It’s beyond crisis. It’s an epidemic,’ says Cree culture and education teacher

By Terry Reith and Briar Stewart, CBC News, May 20, 2015

On the hilltop beside a tiny chapel, Rick Lightning gazes at the fresh grave of his 20-year-old daughter.

The youngest of 11 children, Amber Lightning died March 4, one in a series of suicides that has shaken the small Cree community about an hour’s drive south of Edmonton.

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