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Seven Youth Inquest: Progress Reports on Inquest Recommendations

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and other parties have released progress reports on jury recommendations on the first anniversary of the conclusion of the joint inquest into the deaths of seven NAN youth in Thunder Bay.

The Seven Youth Inquest examined the deaths of Jethro Anderson (2000), Curran Strang (2005), Paul Panacheese (2006), Robyn Harper (2007), Reggie Bushie (2007), Kyle Morrisseau (2009) and Jordan Wabasse (2011). All seven died while attending high school in Thunder Bay, far away from their families and home First Nation communities.

After hearing from 146 witnesses with 185 exhibits during eight months of proceedings, the jury delivered 145 recommendations on June 28, 2016, directed at improving accountability, safety and education outcomes for all NAN students. NAN immediately called for a process for their immediate implementation, and has participated through a Political Table and an Education Table.

Progress Reports

Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Matawa Learning Centre

Keewaytinook Okimakanak

Government of Canada

Government of Ontario

City of Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Police Service

Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (NNEC) & Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School (DFC)

Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre