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May 31, 2012-2

NAN WELCOMES JOINT INQUEST INTO DEATHS OF SEVEN YOUTH

 THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Terry Waboose today welcomed the decision by the Chief Coroner of Ontario to call a joint inquest into the deaths of seven NAN youth who have died under similar circumstances since 2000 while attending school in Thunder Bay.

 “We are pleased that the Chief Coroner granted NAN’s request for a joint inquest and that we finally have a process that will examine all seven deaths and answer some of the questions the families of these youth and their communities have been asking for years,” said NAN Deputy Grand Chief Terry Waboose. “The loss of so many young lives has caused great fear and apprehension across NAN First Nations and it is time that the truth is uncovered as to the cause of these tragedies.”

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