Two Indigenous deaths linked to police in Timmins, Ont., has sparked sorrow, anger

The weekend police killing of a young man and the death of an ailing older woman after her arrest has sparked grief and anger among Indigenous people in Timmins, Ont., a northern city that is a hub for many First Nations activities.

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, which represents nearly 50 Indigenous communities in northern Ontario, expressed concern over the incidents but said it would be “premature” to make any assumptions about the deaths of two people from the same remote First Nation community north of the city.

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