7 First Nation student deaths, 145 inquest recommendations, little change as class begins in Thunder Bay, Ont.
The school year begins at Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations high school in Thunder Bay, Ont., much the way it ended last spring, despite a coroner's inquest into the deaths of seven students which issued 145 recommendations in June.
School starts on Thursday, welcoming students who flew to Thunder Bay earlier this week from their remote First Nations where there are no high schools.
Seven First Nations students died in Thunder Bay between 2000 and 2011. A coroner's inquest wrapped up in June, issuing recommendations for keeping Indigenous students safe in the city.