Racism, Botched Investigations, and Failure to Protect First Nations Youth: Thunder Bay Inquest
CBC news spoke to Maryanne Panacheese about her son, Paul, who was one of seven First Nations youth to die while at school in Thunder Bay. Paul’s death is currently being examined along with the death of six other First Nations youth at an inquest in Thunder Bay.
Julian Falconer, who was also interviewed by CBC radio and is representing Nishnawbe Aski Nation at the inquest, commented on the systemic failures on the part of police when investigating matters involving Indigenous people. Mr. Falconer stated, “Every institution that ha[s] a role in taking care of these kids and making them safe has to strengthen how they do business.”
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Read the CBC article. March 21, 2016