As peaceful as some Inuit groups may once have been, today they experience incredibly high rates of suicides—partly caused by childhood abuses, according to a recent study. The study was released last Wednesday at a news conference in Iqaluit and discussed on the website of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, where it is the first […]

Suicides, a disturbing form of violence, have been a serious problem among Inuit youth for decades, but last week a group representing government bodies and concerned organizations released a set of recommendations that may help address the problem. Representatives from the government of Nunavut, the Embrace Life Council, Nunavut Tunngavik, and the RCMP formed a […]

While romantic problems are frequent causes of suicides by Inuit youth, a recently published study describes other factors in two Nunavut communities that also seem to distress young people. An interesting aspect of the research, however, is that since the results of the project were shared with the two communities involved, they have both taken […]

The suicide rate of the Inuit living in Canada’s Nunavut Territory is among the worst in the world, and the rate of suicides by young people is particularly high. Reasons for the suicides, in communities that so carefully control anger and try to eliminate violence, have been studied from the perspectives of numerous scholarly disciplines. […]