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‘Serious lack of sensitivity’ in treatment of Inuk inmate, says elder

Inquest looking into suicide of murderer Mark Jeffrey while in prison

The inquest into the 2015 death of Inuk inmate Mark Jeffrey continued Wednesday and Thursday with witnesses testifying to Jeffrey’s strong connection with Inuit culture. Jeffrey, a 34-year-old man from Iqaluit, died on June 29, 2015 while in custody at the Beaver Creek Institution, a medium-security prison in Gravenhurst, Ont. He was serving a life...

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Honouring Annie Pootoogook

Drummer Ernie Kadloo of Pond Inlet performs with the Tununiq-miut Theatre at a ceremony to name an Ottawa park after Annie Pootoogook, the late Inuit artist. Other celebrations at the Nov. 7 event included speeches from dignitaries, throat signing performances and a country food feast including Arctic berries, seal meat and Arctic char. (Photo by Madalyn Howitt)

Honouring Annie Pootoogook

Inuit throat singers Annie Aningmiuq (left) and Kendra Tagoona (right) perform at the opening of Annie Pootoogook Park in Ottawa on Nov. 7. The singers performed a medley of songs including traditional lullabies and “Qimmiguluapik” (“Poor Little Puppy”), a song they explained came from a little girl who would sing to her puppy so he would grow up to be her lead sled dog. (Photo by Madalyn Howitt)

Honouring Annie Pootoogook

Members of the Tununiq-miut Theatre perform a traditional Inuit song and dance at the official opening of Annie Pootoogook Park in Ottawa on Nov. 7. The ceremony honouring the late artist coincided with International Inuit Day. From left: Sarahme Akoomalik, Sheena Akoomalik and Rosalyn Katsak (on back). (Photo by Madalyn Howitt)

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