CAP passionate to help Indigenous inmates

By Julia Archelene Magsombol  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Kim Beaudin, national vice-chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP), is passionate when he speaks about Indigenous prisoners in Saskatchewan and the current system of Canada’s jails. The parole board and Correctional Service Canada started a public inquest on Myles Sanderson, an Indigenous prisoner who died. “He  fell through the system,” Beaudin told the Pioneer. On the morning of Sept. 4, 2022, Sanderson killed 11 people and injured 17 others at James Smith Cree Nation. For more information on this story, read Sanderson died in police custody three days later on Sept. 7. His inquest will run from February 26 to March 1, 2024. “I believe, beyond a reasonable doubt, that there needs to be more communication and input and other…

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