Thunder Bay

Neskantaga First Nation suffers another loss to suicide

A 34-year-old man died by suicide in Neskantaga First Nation early Monday morning, leaving behind his 10-year-old daughter.

Remote First Nation in 'tremendous shock' after death of 34-year-old marks 11th suicide

The Neskantaga First Nation in northern Ontario declared a state of emergency in 2013 after seven youth took their own lives. The crisis continues with four more suicides in the past year. (Sherry Prenevost)

A 34-year-old man died by suicide in Neskantaga First Nation early Monday morning, leaving behind his 10-year-old daughter.

It's the 11th suicide in the last two years in the remote community, about 500 km north of Thunder Bay, and the second time a young man has died by suicide during the Christmas season.

Last year, the chief's son died on Boxing Day.

"Your prayers and thoughts will gladly be appreciated as the community is in tremendous shock at the moment," a community leader wrote in an email detailing the loss.

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