Year: 1986 Source: Omega, v.16, no.4, (1985-1866), p.347-354 SIEC No: 19860911

This study investigated the rate of completed suicides for ten Ojibwa Indian bands in Northwestern Ontario for the years 1975-82. Records from Medical Services, Health and Welfare Canada, were reviewed for suicide data and individal interviews were conducted with 9 native health workers to corroborate these data. Results indicated an overall rate of 61.7/100000 suicides. Victims tended to be young males who used firearms as a method. Alcohol or drugs were involved in 50% of the suicides.