I Can't Cry Anymore

A bleak Labrador Indian community has become Suicide Village

It was almost a routine night for native constable Simeon Tsnakapesh as he patrolled the streets of Davis Inlet, a ramshackle village of about 500 Innu Indians on Labrador's north-east coast. Alerted by a neighbor's complaint, he tracked a group of noisy youths to an abandoned wooden shack near the ice- locked government wharf. Prying open the door, the cop found a horrifying scene: six youths, ages 12 to 14, sniffing deadly gasoline fumes from green garbage bags on the floor of the unheated building. "You couldn't hear nothing but the wheeze from the bags," relates Tsnakapesh. "Two of them were...

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