Thunder Bay Inquest Resumes: Cindy Blackstock, Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler to Testify
The Inquest into the Deaths of Seven First Nations youth resumes this week and will include testimony from Cindy Blackstock, President of the First Nations Family and Caring Society, and Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, of Nishnawbe Aski Nation. The Inquest resumes amid calls for an investigation into racism in the Thunder Bay Police and an OIPRD complaint filed regarding the death of Stacy DeBungee.
In the News
Child welfare advocate Cindy Blackstock testifies at inquest into seven deaths CityNews, March 30, 2016
Deaths of Indigenous youth ‘grossly disproportionate,’ NAN lawyer says CBC, March 30, 2016
Thunder Bay inquest examines death of 7 First Nation high school students CBC The Current, March 21, 2016
First Nations student death inquest: Is the treaty relevant? CBC, February 2, 2016
First Nations student death inquest: What we know now CBC, February 1, 2016
Brother hopes for ‘truth, justice’ at First Nations student deaths inquest CBC. November 29, 2015.
First Nation student deaths inquest: 5 things revealed so far CBC, November 16, 2015
Indigenous cases treated by police as ‘less than worthy victims,’ lawyer says CBC, November 7, 2015