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CANADA: Inuit suicide rates one of the highest in the world

Yale University research affiliate Michael Kral has released a report on suicide in the Inuit community based on a 1998 visit to the Arctic. The study found that from 1993 to 1997, the region now known as Nunavut had a suicide rate of 88 per 100,000, one of the highest in the world. Kral suggests that a major source of alienation among the Inuit is the breakdown of intergenerational communication resulting from rapid cultural change.