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First Nations student deaths inquest: Build schools on reserve, parents say


The parents of a First Nations teenager who died in Thunder Bay, Ont., say they won't allow any of their other children to leave home for high school, despite the lack of opportunities at home in Webequie First Nation.

Bernice and Derek Jacob testified on Monday at an inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay, including their son Jordan Wabasse, 15, who died in 2011.

All of the students are from remote First Nations in northern Ontario where formal classroom education doesn't go beyond Grade 10.


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