Christie Blatchford: On many unprotected First Nations, fire safety means nothing more than stand back – Ottawa Citizen

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201996 Views

It is, as with so much of the way Indigenous people are expected to live, outrageous. How it is they have not risen up in rage is a mystery

May 6, 2019

They are sitting ducks — the innocent Indigenous children, of course, but also their parents or, as in the case of the latest awful (and probably preventable) house fire on a First Nation, their long-time foster mother.

Dead in an early-morning blaze last Thursday on the remote Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation are Geraldine Chapman and her daughter, Shyra Shadara Taylor Bella Chapman and three of the children she had fostered, Angel Kenisha McKay, Karl Jovon Cutfeet and Hailey Ocean Jenna Chapman.

The youngsters were respectively six, 12, nine and seven.

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