Stories from the 8th Fire production team.
Coleen Rajotte has visited the impoverished Pikangikum First Nation (located in northwestern Ontario) three times during her career; in 1994, in 2004, and then again this past November. In the last decade, more than 60 young people from the community have killed themselves. The community lacks basic infrastructure such as a school building and adequate housing. Addiction to gasoline sniffing is common and it's dangerous to walk the streets at night. In this "Reporter's Notebook", Coleen sits on the dock in Pikangikum and reflects on the community and some of the reasons for its tragedy.