The Attawapiskat suicide emergency is being called a tipping point for the First Nation health care crisis in Canada.
That comment comes from Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day, who says these emergency declarations are going to continue until social and health determinates are dealt with.
Day calls the living conditions third world, and says the cycle of poverty, violence, suicide, and poor health will continue for generations if the government doesn’t step in.
He is asking all levels of government to fast track their investment into First Nation communities.
That includes putting money into things like accessing new technology, and implementing mental health and addiction services.