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‘It seems to be she was silenced,’ mom says as Ontario inquest examines death of Indigenous inmate

Sitting through an inquest into her daughter’s death, Selina McIntyre says the hardest part is “knowing my daughter wanted me and I wasn’t there.” McIntyre, of Hay River, N.W.T., spoke to CBC News after testifying before a coroner’s jury in Windsor, Ont., that’s examining the death of Delilah Blair, an Indigenous woman …

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Mom had no idea Indigenous daughter was in jail until staff told her she was dead, Ontario inquest told

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide.  Selina McIntyre only learned daughter Delilah Blair was in a Windsor, Ont., jail when staff called to let her know the 30-year-old Indigenous woman had died, a coroner’s inquest was told Tuesday. A correctional officer found Blair without vital signs in her cell at the South …

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Chantel Moore inquest shows ‘urgent need’ for inquiry into systemic racism, say chiefs

The six chiefs of the Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick have renewed their call for an Indigenous-led inquiry into systemic racism, saying this week’s coroner’s inquest into the police shooting death of Chantel Moore during a wellness check in Edmundston has demonstrated the “urgent need.” On Thursday, following four days of testimony in …

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