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Seven Youth Inquest

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Seven Youth Inquest

Three years after it was announced, the joint inquest into the deaths of seven First Nation youth from Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) territory who died while they were attending high school in Thunder Bay is set to begin.

The Inquest will begin on Monday October 5, 2015 in Thunder Bay. Dr. David Eden will preside as Inquest coroner. The Inquest is expected to hear from approximately 200 witnesses between October 2015 and March 2016.

More information on Coroners Inquests and the Seven Youth Inquest proceedings

Schedule of Proceedings

Click here for Complete Schedule 2015-2016 (subject to change)

How to Participate

In Person - Proceedings will be held at the Thunder Bay Consolidated Courthouse located at 125 Brodie Street North. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

Note: All persons entering the courthouse must go through security screening. If you are carrying sacred items, please identify them to security and they will be handled in an appropriate manner.

Online - The Inquest will be streamed live on the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services website.

Our Lost Youth

Jethro Anderson, 15, Kasabonika Lake First Nation
Curran Strang, 18, Pikangikum First Nation
Paul Panacheese, 21, Mishkeegogamang First Nation
Robyn Harper, 18, Keewaywin First Nation
Reggie Bushie, 15, Poplar Hill First Nation
Kyle Morriseau, 17, Keewaywin First Nation
Jordan Wabasse, 15, Webequie First Nation

Latest News

First Nations student deaths inquest adjourns until Feb. 22 - CBC, February 12

First Nations student deaths inquest: 5 things Nishnawbe Aski Nation wants - CBC, February 8

Education Council Executive Director making changes as inquest proceeds - TB Newswatch, February 4

Racial Profiling Explored at Inquest - Chronicle Journal, February 4

Second Phase Must Give Answers - Chronicle Journal, February 3

First Nations student deaths inquest: Is the treaty relevant? - CBC, February 2

First Nations student deaths inquest: What we know now - CBC, February 1


Archived News


For enquiries about Family Support please contact:
Angela Carter, Director of Community Health & Wellness
Nishnawbe Aski Nation

For general enquiries about NAN’s role in the Inquest please contact:
Evelyn Baxter, Senior Policy Analyst
Nishnawbe Aski Nation

For media enquiries please contact:
Tamara Piche, Communications Officer
Nishnawbe Aski Nation