Year: 2017 Source: [S.l.]: Author, 2017. [24] p. SIEC No: 20170457

In the absence of either a federal or provincial suicide prevention, the Chiefs-in-Assembly have directed the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) to address suicide behaviour among First Nations “with high priority”. Accordingly, this Discussion Paper marks the beginning of a process that will result in release of a multifaceted, evidence informed First Nations Suicide Prevention Strategy. This strategy will emphasize capacity‐building at the community level so as to strengthen the ability of First Nation Tribal Councils and individual First Nations to take constructive action to address suicide behaviour.