Year: 1991 Source: The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, v.11, no.1, (1991), p.1-24 SIEC No: 20010428

In 1990 the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation undertook broad consultation on the causes of, & community responses to, adolescent suicide. This paper analyses the results, applying a locus of control model which identifies internal factors over which a community perceives it has control & those which are believed to be rooted in external, hence less controllable, sources. It also examines elements which either limit or encourage the development of preventative & coping strategies within the communities. (46 refs.)