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Advocate calls for legislation to address Saskatchewan’s high Indigenous suicide rate – Globalnews.ca

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 202025 Views

July 13, 2020

Tristen Durocher is walking more than 600 km to call for help.

“This is a death march of the departed, grieving spirits who want us, the living, to show them we’re doing everything we can to make sure no more children are joining them,” he said, standing on the side of Highway 11.

He left La Ronge, in northern Saskatchewan, for Regina on July 2. When he arrives he will begin a hunger strike.

He told Global News he will remain on the lawn of the legislature until the MLAs are recalled and pass meaningful legislation to address the suicide crisis in the province.

“I’m walking… to raise awareness that we have criminally negligent, inept politicians that are letting us die,” he said.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/7173209/advocate-legislation-indigenous-suicide-rate-saskatchewan/

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