Woman hopes her mother’s story can ‘awaken something in you’

By Marissa Lentz  Local Journalism Initiative A Cree woman is speaking out about Timmins’ Indigenous homelessness crisis after the death of her mother. Sarah Hookimaw is the daughter of Cecilia Scott, who died outdoors in downtown Timmins in 2018, just one week after her 45th birthday. Hookimaw participated in the recent relocation review regarding the city’s emergency shelter, Living Space. At the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board’s (CDSSAB) March 21 meeting, the final review was presented by Nicole Swerhun of Third Party Public. Some substantial findings in the review were related to the city’s Indigenous population. SEE: ‘Your community is divided’: Timmins shelter review leaves politicians with questionsRELATED: Final Living Space relocation report released At the meeting, Hookimaw shared her story, saying providing a safe space for introspection and retrospection…

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