By Dave Baxter Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) are offering condolences, while also calling out for more support for First Nations communities, as one Manitoba community continues to deal with an ongoing and disturbing suicide crisis. “This ongoing mental health crisis and lack of program funding for youth is an ongoing issue that Canada has shied away from,” AMC Deputy Grand Chief Cornell McLean said in a media release reacting to the news that Red Sucker Lake First Nation Chief Samuel Knott has declared a state of emergency in the fly-in community that sits about 760 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg. “It should not take these tragic and irreversible measures to get support. We must stop these reactionary band-aid solutions, and commit to preventative measures so
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