Year: 1992 Source: Injury Awareness & Prevention Centre News, v.5, no.5, (June/July 1992), p.20-22 SIEC No: 19920584

An inquiry was held in 1989 after several violent deaths on the Blood Indian reservation. The role that alcohol played in these deaths was also examined. Results of the study showed that the suicide rate was 2.5 times higher among Natives than non-Natives. The study also confirmed the finding that the majority of violent deaths among Natives involve heavy alcohol consumption. It is concluded that reducing alcohol consumption is key to a reduction in preventable deaths among Native Canadians.