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Remembering Maurina Beadle, the Mi’kmaw woman who fought Canada on Jordan’s Principle and won – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 2019227 Views

November 15, 2019

Maurina Beadle, a mother from Pictou Landing First Nation who took Canada to court over Jordan’s Principle and won in an effort to help her disabled son, has died.

Beadle, 63, died of a stroke Wednesday in hospital.

“Maurina Beadle was, first and foremost, a loving mother to her two boys so it was no surprise that she said ‘no way’ when Canada told her to place her youngest son in an institution because of his high special needs while she recovered from a stroke,” said Cindy Blackstock of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, who supported Beadle in her battle with the federal government.

Beadle’s son Jeremy suffered from multiple health issues and needed around the clock care.

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