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OHRC Annual Report: What it says about Timmins – 92.1 Rock

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201822 Views

July 11, 2018


In February 2018, Joey Knapaysweet and Agnes Sutherland, both from Fort Albany First Nation, died in incidents involving the Timmins Police Service.

In the wake of these tragic incidents, Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon, and Fort Albany Chief Andrew Solomon issued a statement saying that they were “shocked” and wondering whether “systemic racism” contributed to the deaths. They lamented that “our people must continually leave their families and communities to come to cities to seek services that are not available in their respective communities.”

One month later, Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane and Commissioner Maurice Switzer led an OHRC delegation to Timmins and surrounding areas as part of our commitment to reconciliation.

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