NAN to Request Expanded Role of Inquests over Student Deaths

Alvin Fiddler is the new Nishnawbe-Aski Grand Chief
Alvin Fiddler is the Nishnawbe-Aski Grand Chief
Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler
Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler

THUNDER BAY – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) will request that the Coroner amend the scope of the Inquest into the deaths of First Nation students to include issues such as the quality of the police investigation into the deaths and the impact of racism in Thunder Bay during a motion to be presented at the Thunder Bay Courthouse tomorrow.

There has been a delay in getting the Inquests going, as the process of bringing in an Anishinawbe presence to the jury rolls has been implemented.

The seven youths who have died while attending high school in Thunder Bay are:

Jethro Anderson, 15 years old, Kasabonika Lake First Nation

Curran Strang, 18 years old, Pikangikum First Nation

Paul Panacheese, 19 years old, Mishkeegogamang First Nation

Robyn Harper, 18 years old, Keewaywin First Nation

Reggie Bushie, 15 years old, Poplar Hill First Nation

Kyle Morriseau, 17 years old, Keewaywin First Nation

Jordan Wabasse, 15 years old, Webequie First Nation

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