Advocates call for Mi’kmaw-led fatality inquiry into deaths in custody – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 2023119 Views

Jun 07, 2023

People marched in Halifax on Tuesday to call for better treatment of Indigenous people in custody

Activists and advocates gathered in downtown Halifax Tuesday afternoon to call for an overhaul of the justice system to improve its treatment of Indigenous people, and to honour the memories of Indigenous people who died in provincial custody.

The crowd marched from the Peace and Friendship Park to the Halifax Central Library holding signs that read “Real Justice Doesn’t Kill People” and “Say Their Names.”

Thunderbird Swooping Down Woman, a Mi’kmaw elder and grandmother from Annapolis Valley First Nation, said she’d like to see a Mi’kmaw-led fatality inquiry into the deaths of Sarah Rose Denny, 36, and Peter Paul, 27, both of whom died while in provincial custody.

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