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State of emergency

Neskantaga First Nation has declared a state of emergency. Leaders say the community is crippled by grief after seven deaths in a year, and 20 suicide attempts.

A news release from the community says that all the nearby mining activity isn't helping. It states Neskantaga is facing "overwhelming pressure to respond to the ever increasing demands of the mining industry and the provincial government."

Glenn Nolan is a former chief of Missinabie Cree and the man in charge of Aboriginal Affairs with Noront Resources.

It's one of the mining companies working near Neskantaga in the Ring of Fire.

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