tv Documentary RT August 12, 2022 8:30am-9:01am EDT
and it's a shameful history and a history that calendar doesn't like to talk about not until just into those election in 2015, with the to abuse of colonization. finally shattered her own 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 unacceptable, and it must end with the 1st time in the country's history, he acknowledged genocide. this is a gift to the prime minister dustin trudeau 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 make at least a 100 of these little things,
maybe more red dresses to denounce the murders and disappearances below 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 chill, or the case has never been solved when a big police are putting out another cough for public assistance in a definite a woman more than 7 months ago. and you went to a didn't mation, this call is asked to call investigators that said, this year will be 4 years that she's been gone. they said they notified a family all the time and they didn't notify
a family. and her family refused to admit defeat. so they will not let it go. oh wow. anna betty is fighting for the truth as well. for her the scandal of fem aside is a personal issue. her sister died 4 years ago under suspicious circumstances . she was found by a person that was walking her dog in this area here. we were told that she had been there for possibly for 2 days.
we don't know what happened with ever since then. ever since may 2016, we been looking for answers. the body bore signs of a beating with wounds to the head and a fractured sterner. 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?
we're disposable, you know? and that if one of us dies, that you know what? it doesn't really matter with there's lots of people who have committed murder in this city. and other parts of canada who are walking are on free. ah hm. with a homicide rate, 4 times greater than the national average. thunder bay is dub canada's crime capital. aah! in dozens of suspicious deaths are closed without investigation, often involving 1st nations with for a long time, the reality main hidden until the report by
a police watch dog sat the cat among the pigeons. mm. mm. a scathing report by ontario's police watch dog has found thunder bass police service is rife with racism. and the handling of at least 9 cases involving the sudden death of indigenous people were so problematic. they should be re investigated. i found a systemic racism exists 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 officers sent to accompany us a local policeman. cities been painted in 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 are violent crimes or murder work or higher up there. so a lot of people see that and they paint front bay with a certain brush. i don't want anyone thinking that investigations are cut short, so we're here to reinvestigate these 9 and kind of go over this off. make sure every single thing is found. every stone is overturned.
ah, 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 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, awe from the very 1st crime scene, we are kept at a distance our guide seizes the opportunity to make a few calls and chat to his colleagues. expert 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. i got a mike on the 1st turn, the thing off we returned to the car from someone who is the policeman. seems put out by our questions on him and right, right. he redefines the rules governing or interviewing is there a link between his crimes comes at 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 you know what i'm saying? i see. yeah. ah
ah, there is for the tour of crime scenes continues carefulness. no gentlemen. oh, we carry on along the river of tears, 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 is area kristen glenn,
who was found at the end of march 2016 right by the sign $29.00 at the top. the woman was found in the early hours for pants down and closed scattered despite signs of sexual activity and traces of dna 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 higher risk situations. so for the you 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, 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 we opened 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 is the problem 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, and if i don't feel comfortable asking, answering a question that i won't answer ah, the following morning we make one final attempt at a crime scene. ah, [000:00:00;00]
ah, ah. with a suffered because we're getting the business and you will clean a b e l does not a citizen. yeah. me to cancel a cannot see running for you was just touching sure. ruckel emergency hospital did to consider the full with use her own the with them the probably you're still with me, which of to watch stuff. it was a community off on. okay. what's your,
what's your longer interested in the social, not political push to, to stream to, but my mom because there's no way to possible you school. of course, i don't know which for you i know point a don't know is actually a, comes to the ceiling. these just to play in finances come up with a 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 dialog yesterday. and then the police chief arrives gentlemen, hey, are you this morning? we're good. you are my hold under b, it we're going to be very close here. so what i was going to do is
keep the media here in the a stay warm morning. we're gonna 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. with a 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 name. once a year, every year she gathers the family outside the house where her niece died.
i need to align them. i think, i think is a, this is all that i have to keep alive the memory of her dead nice a after years of denial in the 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. i have indigenous years leading the way to meeting with us to recognize the non indigenous folks that are supporting as the stand by with any minister
training. oh, when you're guilty of systemic and reckless discrimination against 1st nation children, you cough up, you pay up and you say, sorry, i want to say how inspired i am to see young indigenous standing up and their allies and the women walking and proud of telling canada that there's a better way forward in that way is respecting the land and respecting the treaties and respecting the people i am honored to be a c. thank you. so charlie, i think us is one of the only politicians in canada to defend the rights of 1st nations, peoples. for 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. i was almost 40 years old before ever step foot on reserve when i was elected my region, is that some of the poorest for station communities anywhere? 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 part came to us. we had to find him. how can that be my country like canada? mm hm. did you think of my thing? that's canada. we think we know our history. we think we know our neighbors and yet
just be so i'm 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. and 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 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 st. anne'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. at her sexual rate. yes. it's like a horror movie. it goes on and on, on and on. when the case came to court, the canadian government adopted an odd position. it refused to handle for elegance . victims no longer have access to their own testimony. it will take years for them to recover it. oh, 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 them. the documents weren't useful for 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 gotta go ah, i used to think they were trying to hide somebody. i thought there was some bishop very important. ah, but what they're protecting is they're protecting the government of canada from having to pay its obligations. ah, now they're facing in canada. billions of dollars for this generation of indigenous children who are being taken away from their families losing the case against saint ins might bring to light other scandals and caused the state. dear, i welcome to
ontario. i left flowers with 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. the florida for falsifying informations 2 years earlier, the mp grilled, a prime minister to go on the matter of evidence being concealed by the governor generations log. remember, for timmins, james bay, children at saint 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, prime minister enough to survivors the st. and his are better will he instruct his garment to end this obstruction of justice against the survivors saying as once and for all honorable prime minister deals done through indigenous people. over decades and centuries of colonialism in this country are shameful and are 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 are working with survivors lurked 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, 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, and they're telling the public that they, with the latest act of this cynical approach is to prosecute the victims lawyer. ah, said bruning is represented the satan's plaintiff's for 10 years as a volunteer. ah, on this occasion, it is her clients who will be supporting her in
a toronto courtroom. ah, in like edmond, they have come from all over ontario for the trial. how are you my friend after to see us? oh, never mind it keeps me keep moving. in my brain, with record he had a sand point 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 in after a short hearing the judge rules in her favor, thanks to the survivors of saint anne's, residential school, a 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 indian and 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 stopped being indian people. ah, we are not free. we are prisoners of canada in 2020
let it be an arms race is often very dramatic. development only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very critical of time to sit down and talk a so this is a firing position. the ra, several basements, all around the place with similar firing positions. so what is this if not proof that ukrainians use civilian houses as the cover ukrainian nationalists forces are again accused of using civilians and don't boss us. human shields as an r t crew visits that front line with the wagner private military group. german officials warren about possible social on the rest, which could be worse,