Topic: first nations student deaths inquest

Permanent funding needed to fulfil recommendations of First Nation student death inquest, lawyers say

"Progress is stagnating" on some of the long-term goals set for governments and First Nations organizations after an inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay, Ont., according Aboriginal Legal Services, which issued its fourth annual report card on Wednesday.

Northern Ontario First Nation seeks answers to teen's death from probe of Thunder Bay police

A councillor from a fly-in First Nation in northwestern Ontario says he's looking to the ongoing review of Thunder Bay police to hopefully shed some light on a tragedy from 17 years ago.

Federal, provincial governments announce funding for NAN-led student safety plan

The Ontario and federal governments say they've committed $10 million to an action plan developed by the Nishnawbe Aski Nation that aims to keep students safe when they come to Thunder Bay for school.
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City officials say more supports in place, coming for First Nations youth in Thunder Bay

Officials with the City of Thunder Bay say progress is being made to implement recommendations aimed at the city that came ouf of the inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in the northwestern Ontario city.

What Chanie Wenjack's sister wants from Gord Downie's Secret Path

Fifty years after Chanie Wenjack's tragic death while running away from residential school, his sister says it's time every First Nation had its own school.

Indigenous deaths prompt increased police patrols near river in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Thunder Bay police are increasing patrols near the McIntyre River where three First Nations students were found dead between 2005 and 2009 and three more Indigenous people have died in recent months.

First Nations student deaths inquest: 5 recommendations we've heard before

A coroner's inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay, Ont. repeats several of the recommendations made nearly 20 years ago by an inquest into the death of a teenager from Neskantaga First Nation.

Indigenous youth reflect on recommendations from First Nations student deaths inquest

An inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay issued 145 recommendations on Tuesday, one Indigenous youth hopes the inquest starts a national conversation about hate-crimes.

Inquest dubs 3 First Nations youth deaths accidental, while 4 others remain a mystery

The deaths of four young aboriginals who moved from their remote northern Ontario reserves to attend high school in Thunder Bay, Ont., occurred in an undetermined manner, an inquest jury decided Tuesday.

Jury in First Nations student deaths inquest set to deliver recommendations in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A coroner's inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations youth in Thunder Bay, Ont., issues its verdict and recommendations on Tuesday. All of the students were from remote communities in northern Ontario where access to high school is limited.

How Canada says it can improve First Nations education after 7 students died in Thunder Bay, Ont.

The jury at the inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay, Ont., will deliver its recommendations on Tuesday for improving Indigenous education.

First Nations school finishes wall mural started by student who died

An art project started by a teenager who died in 2007 has now been completed by current students at a First Nations high school in Thunder Bay, Ont.

First Nations student safety in Thunder Bay: 9 things inquest lawyers agree on

Jurors at the inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay were presented this week with hundreds of proposed recommendations to consider.

Homicide ruling recommended in death of First Nations student in Thunder Bay

One night of drinking should not have resulted in the death of an 18-year-old from Keewaywin First Nation, according to her family's lawyer who says her death should be ruled a homicide.

First Nations student deaths inquest in Thunder Bay begins final phase

The inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay, Ont., resumes Wednesday with lawyers for each of the parties making closing statements.
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First Nations student survives being thrown in river by attackers, inquest hears

A former student at the First Nations high school in Thunder Bay, Ont. says he was attacked by strangers and thrown in a river in 2008.
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First Nations youth testify at student deaths inquest in Thunder Bay

First Nations youth who testified at an inquest in Thunder Bay on Wednesday underscored the long-lasting impact of residential schools and the power of cultural teachings to bring healing.

Thunder Bay police practices need review, Fort William First Nation chief says

The Chief of Fort William First Nation says he supports a call for a comprehensive review of the way Thunder Bay police investigate the deaths of Indigenous peoples.

Thunder Bay police 'racism' must be rooted out, lawyer says

A formal complaint filed this month against city police in Thunder Bay, Ont., is seeking a comprehensive review of the police service with an eye to eliminating alleged racism.

First Nations student deaths inquest: 5 things learned from Indigenous Affairs testimony

Some lawyers at a coroner's inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students demonstrated frustration on Wednesday with testimony from a senior Indigenous Affairs official.
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First Nations student deaths inquest: Public being 'cut out', lawyer says

An Ontario coroner is being accused "suppressing and keeping secret what should be public" at an inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay.
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Throwing food at First Nations youth 'not okay', says Thunder Bay city manager

The City of Thunder Bay, Ont., is working towards solutions to the "deep-rooted practice" of throwing food and racial slurs at indigenous youth in the city, according to testimony at an inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students.

First Nations youth walk to Thunder Bay to honour schoolmates who died

A small group of young people will set out from Sachigo Lake First Nation in northern Ontario on Wednesday to walk about 800 kilometres in honour of First Nations students who died and to attempt to keep others safe.
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First Nations youth less welcome than refugees in Thunder Bay, Ont., MP says

First Nations arriving in Thunder Bay to attend school are made to feel less welcome than refugees or other minorities moving to the northern Ontario city, according to a local MP.

First Nations student deaths inquest adjourns until Feb. 22

The testimony of several witnesses is being delayed at the First Nations student deaths inquest in Thunder Bay, Ont., after three of the five jurors reported feeling unwell this week.

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