I always knew he was meant for something great’: Family of Brennan Ahenakew fights for justice after his death – Starphoenix

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201849 Views

May 19, 2018

Barely more than a week has passed since Jared Ahenakew woke up on May 10 to discover his oldest son, 20-year-old Brennan Ahenakew, wasn’t home

AHTAHKAKOOP FIRST NATION — Jared Ahenakew is already sobbing with fresh grief as he steps out of his car beside the burned grove of trees.

“Sorry,” he says, wiping away tears. “Sorry. I haven’t been here since it happened.”

Barely more than a week has passed since Jared woke up on May 10 to discover his oldest son, 20-year-old Brennan Ahenakew, wasn’t home; barely more than a week since he heard bone-chilling rumours that Brennan had been beaten, murdered and burned in his car; barely more than a week since he and his wife raced from their home to a secluded site, less than 10 minutes away, to see the smouldering remains of their son’s beloved car, and Brennan’s ashes within.

In the days immediately after, Jared says he lost the drive to do anything. But then people started sending his family messages expressing sympathy and sharing stories of how they, too, had family members who had been victims of violence on reserves.

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