Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and other parties have released their Year 2 progress reports on jury recommendations on the second 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.
Nishnawbe Aski Nation
MLC Learning Centre
Government on Ontario
Government of Canada
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