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[000:00:00;00] with a very travel, canada hasn't been very good ah, to indigenous women and girls who have been missing or found murdered because of the structural racism history. the cloning of history that canada has with indigenous people and communities. and it's so shameful history and a history that calendar doesn't like to talk about not until just into those election in 2015 with a to boost colonization. finally shattered
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a on being elected prime minister, the young head of state give a message to the 1st nations community working together timely the government of canada. sincerely apologize, us and asks the forgiveness of the aboriginal peoples of this country for failing them. so profoundly have to apologize and to residential school victims. the prime minister tackle the scandal from us for many decades. indigenous women and girls across canada have disappeared, suffered violence, or been killed. it is shameful. it is absolutely
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unacceptable and it must n ah was the 1st time in the country's history. he acknowledged genocide. this is a gift to to the prime minister. justin trudel has raised the hopes of an entire people, but indigenous women are still dying. ah! after all, the promises grieving families expect action because most cases are never settled. i wanna make a theresa 100 of nice little things, maybe more red dresses to denounce the murders and disappearances.
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i know has been affected by this sad reality. her niece died 4 years earlier, found murdered in the basement of her house, the filled forever showing the case has never been solved when a big police are putting out another call for public assistance in a definite but woman more than 7 months ago. and you wonder what information is called is asked to call investigators that said, this year will be 4 years that she's been gone. they said they're gonna notify the family all the time. and they, they will notify a family and her family refused to admit defeat. they will not let it go
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over. ah, anna betty is fighting for the truth as well. for her, the scandal of fem aside is a personal issue in her sister died 4 years ago under suspicious circumstances with she was found by a person that was walking your dog in this area here. we were told that she had been there for possibly for 2 days. we don't know what happened ever since then. ever since may 2016 we been looking for answers. mm. in the body bore signs
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of a beating with wounds to the head and a fractured stern. the police concluded death by alcohol poisoning. i refused to accept that someone can say, oh, you know what she died of alcohol poisoning because it makes me angry that if it was a caucasian middle aged man that was found there. like, do you think the same the investigation would have been done? the same way, no, it wouldn't have, they would have been working really hard to find the answers. and so, why are we have less value? mm hm. we're disposable. you know? and that if one of us dies, that you know what it doesn't really matter with
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there's lots of people who have committed murder, this city, and other parts of canada who are walking are on free. ah, and with a homicide rate, 4 times greater than the national average. thunder bay is dub canada's crime company. dozens of suspicious deaths are closed without investigation, often involving 1st nations women. ah! for a long time, the reality remained hidden until the report by a police watchdog set the cat among the pigeons. mm. mm. a scathing report by ontario's police watchdog has found thunder bass police service is rife with racism. and the handling of at least 9 cases involving the
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sudden death of indigenous people were so problematic, they should be re investigated. i found a systemic racism exist in thunder bay. police service at an institutional level. investigations were too often handled differently because the deceased was indigenous investigators ignored evidence potentially pointed to a non accidental cause or contribution to the death. at least 9 of these cases should be re investigated by a multi disciplinary team. ah, after months of negotiations, we are given permission to cover the reopening of these 9 neglected cases. but at the last moment, the chief investigator, fails to show the replacement officer is sent to accompany us
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a local policeman. ah, the city's been painted and a little bit of a negative light recently, just with a lot of negative media our crime. we've been at the top of some of the pretty bad categories when it comes to crime scene, domestics, or violent crimes or murder work or higher up there. so a lot of people see that and they paint funner bay with a certain brush with i don't want anyone thinking that investigations are cut short, so we're here to reinvestigate these 9 and kind of go over the top. make sure every single thing is found. every stone is overturned, the officer must restore the police services prestige. it's a daunting task. i feel like that's gonna go a long way and rebuild
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a lot of the relationships between the police and the community. so we arrived on scene here. it's our only indoor scene of the 9 scenes that we're re investigating . so the access is going to be limited. so that's $210.00 east victoria avenue. ah. from the very 1st crime scene, clear, kept at a distance are guys he says the opportunity to make a few calls and check to his colleagues excited about we leave the car with the microphone inside is still switched on. oh, i agree to do this. these 2 french guys are hilarious. they're amazing. trust more . i got a mike on. hey, i got
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a mike on to 1st turn the thing off. ah, we returned to the car from someone who is the policeman. seems put out by our questions on him. right. right. he redefines the rules governing or interviewing. is there a link between this crimes comes a richard? i'm sure the schools with all due respect, gentlemen, we've known each other for a couple hours and the way that there's so much negativity given on to the police that i don't especially the front of a police. i just don't feel comfortable giving those types of answers that could be chopped and put back together. do not. i'm saying i see. yeah. ah, there are 3 boys on here. the tour of crime scenes continues carefulness. no gentlemen, for we carry on along the river of tears,
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a canal with a sinister reputation. oh, in recent years, several indigenous corpses had been fish out of these waters. some of these cases are part of the new investigation. careful where you walk guys, because there's a lot of empty packages here from needles. so just have a look while you're walking. also unexplained, the deaths have been filed under accidental. that's what the police watchdog recorded in their report. so this area kristin gregory was found at the end of march 2016 right by the sign was $29.00. at the time, the woman was found in the early hours for pants down and closed scattered
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despite signs of sexual activity and traces of the nay held on file. the police quickly closed the case. officially, christina died from hypothermia. why was it classified as a sudden death? you're saying? yeah, because there was no evidence to say otherwise to lead it into an a criminal investigation . so you can't create evidence freight if you're living a higher risk lifestyle and you're constantly using and abusing substances, then you're going to put yourself in high risk situations. so for the youths that live that lifestyle, whether whatever race they be, it's, you know, when you're doing that, you're playing a different game. there's, there's a bigger chance of something bad can happen if you surround yourself in situations that have a greater risk to them,
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to your health and safety. so ah, the usual reference to the indigenous lifestyle it is a common argument put forth by the police with the investigations now reopened. it's a sensitive subject to the case manager can leopard wanted to stick the line of questioning strictly to questions about the scenes. he didn't know that we would be doing all the stuff while at them. so what, what does the program is to talk about what he thinks ah, yeah he, i think that might be part of it. i don't think he wants. i think he wants to keep the focus for us as investigator simply on the 9, the 9 deaths. because it's a sensitive question, very sensitive question. um, it's got some sensitive elements to it for sure. but we could talk,
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and if i don't feel com well asking, answering a question that i want to answer ah, the following morning we make one final attempt at a crime scene. ah, [000:00:00;00] i
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ah, the atmosphere has become even more frosty overnight. so anyway, i apologize they, they told me not to ride with you guys and everybody scared that i don't know. i thought we had some good dialogue yesterday. with them the police chief arrives gentlemen. hey, how are you this morning? we're good. you are my whole bunch of day we're going to be old very close here. so what i was going to do is keep the media here in the parking lot to stay warm or we're going to be. so you'll be able to see us doing our work from here. it takes investigators only a few minutes to complete their mission. a
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few in thunder bay believe that the re investigation of these cases will produce results. for her part, i know it continues to move heaven and earth to find the truth about her murdered niece. oh, my beautiful my beautiful once a year, every year she gathers the family outside the house where her niece died. i think elaine, i, i, this is all that i have to keep alive the memory of her dead niece. a after years of denial in
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silence the grievances of 1st nations people. so finally being aired, demonstrators gather outside the prime minister's office, and order was part of the building. as, as, as indigenous. he is leading the way to meeting with to recognize the non indigenous folks that are supporting as the stand by with the minister trailing is when you're feeling guilty. it's his stomach and reckless discrimination against 1st nation children. you cough up, you pay up and you say story. ah, i want to say how inspired i am to see young indigenous standing up and their allies and the women were walking and proud, telling canada that there's
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a better way forward in that way is respecting the land and respecting the treaties and respecting the people. i am on a thank you. so charlie angus is one of the only politicians in canada to defend the rights of 1st nations, people in more than 20 years. he has been present at every battle. his activism was triggered by events at the residential school. i'm only like a member of parliament. these youngsters want canada to acknowledge his role in the darker side of its history. ah, and finally break the taboos of colonization. ah, i was almost 40 years old before ever step foot on reserve when i was elected, my region is got some of the poorest for station communities anywhere.
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and i remember saying when i 1st landed in this community, it was just, it looked like a prisoner of war, kim and i said, what did the other member of parliament say when he came here and they laughed, they said the member of parliament came to us we had to find him. how can that be my country like canada? mm hm. did you bring them? i think that's canada. we think we know our history. we think we know our neighbors. and yet, just the side, a big center, there will be a reserve where there's no clean water since 2013 charlie angus has been fighting alongside the victims of st. pounds. were children were tortured in the electric chair. yeah. unlike other victims of the residential schools, they have received no financial reparations with the abuse. they suffered legal
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proceedings have been rumbling on for years and to become a symbol of a national scandal. these are all from the police investigations that were done at saint ann's report. the interview with a police officer was there use of an electric chair to administer shocks to children who were tied in the chair. yes, there were consistent reports to the electric chair. some report suggested it was used for entertainment. there were beatings. children forced, he throwing vomit? yes, numerous people edge alleged that it affected them was their homosexual rape. yes. had her sexual rape. yes. it's like a horror movie. it goes on and on and on. and on. when the case came to court, the canadian government adopted an odd position. it refused to handle for elegance
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. victims no longer have access to their own testimony. it will take years for them to recover it. all the government was forced to turn over those documents. but then they blacked out the names of many of the perpetrators. what we got back was page after page after page of empty documents, the government blocked out almost all the evidence for then the documents weren't useful to many of the worst criminals got away. the bishop's got away. ah, the ones who done most of the damage never got charged. ah . okay, i got to go i used to think they were trying to hide somebody. i thought there was some bishop
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very important. but what they're protecting is they're protecting the government of canada from having to pay its obligations now they're facing canada. billions of dollars for this generation of indigenous children who are being taken away from their families losing the case against st ins might bring to light other scandals and caused the state. dear, i welcome to ontario power flowers. the ones who need flowers got snow in parliament session is about to begin. and i'm going to be asking to find the government in contempt of parliament, florida for falsifying informations. 2 years earlier,
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the mpg prime minister to go on the matter of evidence being concealed by the government generations log. remember, for timmins, james bay children at st. and residential school, suffered nightmarish levels of abuse, torture and child rape. and yet the office of the attorney general suppressed thousands of pages of police evidence that identified those perpetrators. and in doing so, they had cases thrown out and undermine the hearing. and now that the justice department has been forced to turn over those documents, the claimant's inadmissible. unless the survivor finds a witness to verify these atrocities, to the prime minister, enough to survivors his sane and is there a better will he instruct his garment to end this obstruction of justice against the survivors saying as once and for all a prime minister deals done through indigenous people, over decades and centuries of colonialism in this country are shameful and are
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something that we need to learn from and move forward on. that includes respecting the rights of indigenous peoples now in all their different aspects. and that's why we're working with survivors working, working with communities to ensure that we can move forward in a way that is fully respectful of all their rights as we get a get to the bottom of this of understand their history and make reparations in the right way moving forward. ah, despite the prime minister's promises for the canadian government has adopted a new strategy and gone on the attack, ah, they will go to any lengths to unsettled their opponents. over $3000000.00 are being spent on court costs. ah, the government of the preferred seems to side with the perpetrators,
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and they're telling the public that they will side with the latest act of this cynical approach is to prosecute the victims lawyer. ah, said bruning is represented the satan's plaintiffs for 10 years as a volunteer on this occasion. it is her clients who will be supporting her in a toronto courtroom with like edmund. they have come from all over ontario for the trial. ah, how are you, my friend? after to see us?
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oh, never ends. but it keeps me keep moving. i my friends. oh, good year that's a record to canada standpoint. in the 1st case of its kind, why the lawyer is accused of slandering the court. ah! the potential $25000.00, fine would force her to withdraw her commitment to the victims cause a after a short hearing the judge rules in her favor, thanks to the survivors of saint dan's residential school. the whole people has just won its 1st battle. and with it some kind of revenge on history. and the philosophy which they said was to kill the indian and
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the child, which meant took them from their family and their land. they would cease to be indian people. but what they did was they created generations of damaged people, but never stop being indian people. ah, we are not free. we are prisoners of canada in 2020 i apologize. apologies. but the reality is, i still have my banner i
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will continue to fight until they say no more. no more reserves were free. ah ah ah ah
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ah, the 1st time in history, an entire country's culture has been cancelled. the very modern weapon cancel culture. daily data. wonderful. i wish i feel my last who bought it. when were you from here? just me sitting there with the phrase now particularly refers to counseling russian culture yet them know what secret the few orders go because you have to when your mouth. sure. which will be all there is chill. i thought that the most of the separate random eat them we what rushes created over the past 1500 years. there's no question. harshly condemned, reviled and rejected. his sort of like a bill of bill. there's a lot closer on a whole bunch. thank you said
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a little sure. the list. joining total condemnation grows daily and now enclosed da, staff's gate to cascade shostakovich. i need to you all left, but yeah, she says that what the time will you do? obama lee, you're not gonna do that enough with the law. ah ah, yes, mr. absolute not going to well, with him a for that. we're just waiting in your for work i can little from is if you heard anything from the city of the street,


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