Mushkegowuk Council’s inquiry into youth suicide in the region – is getting some traction

De Beers Chief Financial Officer and marathoner Steve Thomas will hit the pavement for a 42 kilometre run on icy Northern Ontario roads – in an effort to raise funds and awareness

Completing the distance in stages – Thomas will run for 60 minute intervals – taking short breaks from the extreme cold in the James Bay region

“I want to thank Steve Thomas and De Beers for their assistance in helping us deal with the youth suicide situation,” said Grand Chief Martin. “The reason for this second part of the inquiry is to focus directly at the Youth– to hear their voices and to learn from them on how to prevent any further suicides.”

Those wishing to make a donation in support of the run can do so through the Mushkegowuk Enrichment Fund. Details can be found at