From 2000 to 2020 in Saskatchewan, the rates of hospitalization for self-harm were significantly higher for First Nations people than everyone else, according to a new report by the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN).
“On average, rates were more than seven times higher for status First Nations females and over four times higher for status First Nations males,” the report says.
The FSIN represents Saskatchewan’s First Nations. It is seeking federal and provincial funding to reverse those patterns of self-harm with a life promotion proposal.
The FSIN’s new report explores hospitalizations due to harm, assault, mental health and addictions, injury, motor vehicle accidents and
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