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Wapekeka First Nation mourns suicide of third 12-year-old girl this year –

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201767 Views

Members of the northwestern Ontario community had feared more youths would take their lives in the wake of January deaths.

June 14, 2017

For the third time this year, an Indigenous community in northwestern Ontario is mourning over the suicide of a 12-year-old girl.

Jenera Roundsky was found dead Tuesday at the local hockey rink in Wapekeka, less than six months after the community lost Jolynn Winter and her friend Chantell Fox, who died by suicide two days apart.

The three girls were all part of a suicide pact, the community says.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of ‎the tragic suicide of a young person at Wapekeka First Nation last night,” said Trell Huether, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, in a statement released Wednesday evening.

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