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Deaths of Indigenous youth 'grossly disproportionate,' NAN lawyer says


About 65 per cent of the young people who died in northwestern Ontario in recent years are Indigenous — a statistic revealed Tuesday at the inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay.

One of the lawyers for the Nishnawbe Aski Nation asked Ontario's Chief Coroner about the number of Indigenous deaths in a region where First Nations people make up far less than half of the population.


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