Organization says it’s documented dozens of claims of police misconduct based on 64 interviews
Farida Deif, Canada director at Human Rights Watch, speaks at a news conference Monday. (Trevor Bothorel/CBC)
In a ceremony honouring leaders on Indigenous issues at Rideau Hall, Gov. Gen. David Johnston apologized for calling Indigenous people immigrants to Canada.
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If you or someone you know needs support or is considering suicide, there is help.
Andy Evaloakjuk carries an astonishing amount of heartache for a man so young.
For much of his life, the 21-year-old resident of Arviat, Nunavut, has had to confront the reality of suicide.
Close family members have taken their lives. He also had to bury his best friend, Johnny.
“During his funeral at the church, I didn’t cry,” Andy said. It wasn’t until he watched Johnny’s coffin being lowered into the ground that he felt the full force of his loss.
“It broke my heart into a million pieces,” Andy said. “Once I started crying, I couldn’t stop.”
Andy himself has thought seriously about taking his life.
Last summer, his ex-girlfriend Elsie Gibbons killed herself.
“I wish … I could turn back time and save her life,” Andy said, “the way she saved mine.”
ᐋᓐᑎ ᐃᕙᓗᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᐆᒻᒪᑎᒥᒍᑦ ᐊᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᓪᓚᕐᒥ.
ᐃᓅᓯᓗᒃᑖᖅᑲᔭᓂ, 21ᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᖃᐅᔨᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᒃᓂᒃ ᑭᐱᓯᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ.
ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖏ ᑕᐃᒪᐅᔪᖕᓇᐃᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ. ᐃᓗᕕᖅᓯᖃᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓚᓐᓈᖓᓂᒃ, ᔮᓂ ᑭᓐᓇᖅ 2015-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ.
ᑐᒃᓯᐅᑎᔭᐅᒃᒪᑦ ᑐᒃᓯᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ, ᕿᐊᓚᐅᖏᑦᑐᖓ, ᐋᓐᑎ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ. ᐃᓗᕕᒐᐅᓕᖅᒪᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᒃᐱᒋᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ.
“ᐆᒻᒪᑎᒐ ᓲᕐᓗ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᓯᖃᓕᔪᖅ” ᐋᓐᑎ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ. “ᕿᐊᓕᕋᒪ, ᓄᖅᑲᕐᓂ ᐊᔪᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖓ.”
ᖁᒃᓴᓪᓚᖕᓇᖏᑦᑐᖅ ᐋᓐᑎ ᐃᓄᓯᒥᓂᒃᑕᐅᖅ ᑭᐱᓯᓱᐊᓚᐅᖅᒪᑦ.
ᐊᓪᕌᓂ, ᓄᓕᐊᓱᕕᓂᐊ ᑕᐃᒪᐅᔪᖕᓇᐃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᐅᓯᓪ ᒋᕙᓐ.
“ᐱᓱᐊᖅᐳᖓ…ᑕᐃᑉᓱᒪᓂᒧᑦ ᐅᑎᕐᓗᖓ ᐃᓅᓯᐊ ᓴᐳᒻᒥᓗᒍ” ᐋᓐᑎ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ “ᐃᓅᓯᕋ ᓴᐳᒻᒥᓚᐅᖅᒪᒍᑐᑦ.”