Lena Anderson Inquest
Thursday November 3, 2016: The Inquest into the death of Lena Anderson continued today with the NAPS Chief of Police, Terry Armstrong and NAPS Board Chair Mike Metatawabin providing evidence. Chief Armstrong and Chair Metatawabin testified about the chronic under funding faced by NAPS and how this chronic under funding and the failure to have NAPS recognized as a designated police service under the Police Service Act has placed the safety of NAN communities in serious jeopardy.
Lawyers Julian Falconer and Asha James serve as counsel to the NAPS Chief of Police and the NAPS Board. The inquest is scheduled to continue on Friday November 4, 2016.
In The News
‘Tragic incident that never needed to happen’ TBNewswatch, November 10, 2016
First Nations police service recommends its own disbanding at suicide inquest CBC, November 10, 2016
‘I couldn’t hold my emotions, I had to leave’ TBNewsWatch, November 8, 2016
Smudging ban at inquest ‘deeply troubling’ for Indigenous families, lawyers say CBC, November 7, 2016
Woman’s death in custody exposes indigenous policing issues The Globe and Mail, November 7, 2016
Emotion surrounds Lena Anderson inquest TBNewsWatch, November 3, 2016
First Nations woman died by suicide in back of police car, inquest hears CBC, November 1, 2016
Inquest into death of 23-year-old woman begins TBNewsWatch, November 1, 2016
Inquest Date into the Death of Lena Anderson Announced Newsroom Media Advisory, October 5, 2016