Nokiiwin Tribal Council’s Access to Justice Forum
Today, Falconers LLP lawyers, Julian Falconer and Meaghan Daniel, Counsel for Chief Jim Leonard, and the Rainy River First Nations community are in Thunder Bay at the Nokiiwin Tribal Council’s Access to Justice Forum.
Day 1 of 2: Chief Jim Leonard, Julian Falconer, and Meaghan Daniel presented “Proving the Sky is Blue: How to Frame a Case of Systemic Racism.” Chief Leonard is a Co-Complainant on the Systemic Racism Investigation of the Thunder Bay Police Service.
The systemic review of Ontario’s police watchdog was prompted by complaints that the drowning death of Stacey Debungee in 2015, was too quickly deemed non-criminal by police. The Debungee family is also represented by Falconers LLP.
This forum concludes on February 23, 2017
In the News
Police developing plan with Ontario Human Rights Commission TBNewsWatch, February 16, 2017
City police, human rights commission begin plan on indigenous relations Chronicle Journal, February 15, 2017
Police watchdog seeks ideas to improve relations between Thunder Bay police, Indigenous people CBC, January 31, 2017
Independent Police Review Director to visit FWFN TBNewsWatch, January 31, 2017
OIPRD Director Gerry McNeilly on CBC’s Superior Morning with Lisa Laco January 31, 2017
OHRC Letter November 16, 2016 Thunder Bay Police Service, November 17, 2016
Thunder Bay police pledge ‘organizational change’ in letter to human rights commissioner CBC, November 17, 2016
Thunder Bay police board responds to systemic review by Ontario’s police watchdog CBC, November 14, 2016
Hit Here to Play: “Death In Thunder Bay: No Foul Play” The Fifth Estate, November 11, 2016
Key witnesses in probe of Indigenous man’s 2015 death not interviewed by police, fifth estate finds CBC, November 11, 2016
TBP review includes whether officers handled cases in ‘discriminatory way’ National News, November 4, 2016
Ontario police watchdog widens probe of Thunder Bay police OurWindsor, November 4, 2016
Thunder Bay cops face probe for all missing persons cases Toronto Star, November 4, 2016
Terms of Reference: OIPRD to Review Thunder Bay Police Service Practices for Policing Indigenous Peoples OIPRD, November 3, 2016