Year: 1989 Source: The Edmonton Journal, (March 2, 1989), p.A3 SIEC No: 19910985

This article reports that the Inuit rate of suicide in the Northwest Territories is 4 times the Canadian national average. Half of the suicide victims were from 15 to 24 years old & the vast majority were male. A parish priest is quoted as attributing the high rates to rapid changes in culture, & a lack of self-esteem & cultural pride in Inuit teenagers. (VM)