Kelly Fraser, Inuit-Canadian Singer, Dies at 26

Updated: Jan 4




Welp. This is awful. What terrible news. I couldn't have more hope for a people than I do for the Inuit. But setbacks never rest. Still called 'Eskimos' -- a loaded and non-native term -- by so many, even the simple awareness of the name of their people has taken so long to grow outside of Canada. And they have suffered so much already.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/29/obituaries/kelly-fraser-dead.html


UPDATE: Kelly died of suicide "as a result of childhood traumas, racism and persistent cyberbullying": https://globalnews.ca/news/6347384/kelly-fraser-cause-of-death-suicide/

I mean, Jesus wept. The Inuit of Nunavut have the highest suicide rate in the world.

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