Manitoba child advocate releases report on fatal police shooting of Indigenous teen

By Brittany Hobson THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG- A review by Manitoba’s children and youth advocate has determined a First Nations teen fatally shot by police had been unable to get consistent help from various government systems. In her latest report, called “Memengwaa Wiidoodaagewin” or “Butterfly Project,” Sherry Gott looked at the circumstances of Eishia Hudson’s life. “Like a butterfly fluttering from one flower to another, Eishia touched upon numerous service areas, but struggled to find support within these systems,” Gott said Thursday as her report was released. “Despite this, her spirit radiated compassion and care, leaving a profound impact on those around her.” The 16-year-old was shot after a chase in a stolen Jeep following an alleged robbery at a liquor store on April 8, 2020. At the time, Winnipeg…

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