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Kelly Fraser Vigil

On Friday evening, Merrittonians gathered in spirit square to remember the life of Kelly Fraser.

The Inuk singer-songwriter who was born in Sanikiluag, Nunavut was found dead at her home in Winnipeg on December 24.

In 2015, Fraser began studying at NVIT in the field of Indigenous Studies.

Fraser’s family released a statement shortly after her death confirming her cause of death as a suicide after dealing with PTSD in what they say was a result of racism, cyberbullying and childhood traumas.

She was 26.

 

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