‘The Deepest Silences’: What Lies Behind the Arctic’s Indigenous Suicide Crisis

Anthropologist Hugh Brody examines the link between sexual abuse and suicide amongst the younger members of Inuit communities. In doing so, he confronts uncomfortable memories from his own past, facing them with honesty and contrition.

This brings me to the troubling crux of it all, the aspect of the story that has haunted me since I first heard of Horne’s arrest in 1987. Why did we not raise the possibility that he was something more significant than an unpleasant misfit?

Author: Hugh Brody
Source: The Guardian
Published: Jul 21, 2022
Length: 17 minutes (4,265 words)