‘Does it run in families like a disease?’ Five suicides in nine months open old wounds for Innu community

INTRODUCTION: THE LONELY PLACE

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UASHAT — The weather had already started to turn when Nadeige Guanish set out for the pines at the edge of town.

Cold gusts of wind came howling off the Gulf of St-Lawrence, carrying the smell of saltwater into the foothills that overlook Uashat. Soon, a heavy snow would batter the coast and signal the beginning of another long, sub-Arctic winter in Innu territory.

Nadeige walked past the highway and into the woods, carrying her cellphone and a length of rope. She took a moment to send one last text message to a

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