Canada's minister of Indigenous affairs toured on Monday Attawapiskat, which shot to international attention last week with reports that 11 people — most of them youths — had tried to commit suicide in one day. Another five tried on Friday.
Leaders in Attawapiskat, a tiny and remote Aboriginal reserve, declared a state of emergency on Saturday night after 11 people attempted suicide that night, including nine minors.
The debate was requested after the tiny, remote community of Attawapiskat declared a state of emergency over suicides. Leaders said 11 people had attempted to their own lives on Saturday night alone.