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Indigenous man testifies he was 'treated like an animal' in prison

John Clarence Kawapit says he's been treated "like an animal" by the Quebec judicial system, and things are getting worse for Indigenous inmates.

Kawapit, from the Cree community of Whapmagoostui, in northern Quebec, was one of four Indigenous inmates who testified Monday before the Viens Commission, a provincial inquiry into relations between Indigenous peoples and certain public services in Québec.


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