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Reserve youth buried in garbage dumps: Reverend – Canoe
by NationTalk onJanuary 9, 2012621 Views
By Marc Zienkiewicz, QMI Agency
LAC DU BONNET, Man. – Aboriginal youth in remote northern communities who commit suicide are being buried in garbage dumps, says the director of a Christian ministry.
Rev. Robert McLean of Aboriginal Missions, which serves 100 northern Manitoba and northwest Ontario communities, says the situation on the reserves has become so desperate that Aboriginal youth driven to suicide are being relegated to the same plots of land where the communities drop their trash.
“How can we find a new generation of church leadership when this is where our young people are ending up?” McLean told the congregation of Lac du Bonnet’s Abundant Life Chapel on Sunday.