Media Advisory - Jury to deliver verdict/recommendations in Wesley/Goodwin inquest

    THUNDER BAY, ON, May 20 /CNW/ - Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand
Chief Alvin Fiddler, together with the families of deceased Jamie Goodwin and
Ricardo Wesley, will be on hand tomorrow to receive the verdict and
recommendations of a five-member jury that heard evidence surrounding the
January 8, 2006 deaths of the two young men.

    DATE:        Thursday May 21, 2009

    TIME:        1:00 p.m.

    LOCATION:    Coroners Courts
                 15 Grosvenor Street
                 Toronto, Ont.

    Ricardo Wesley and Jamie Goodwin burned to death in a jail fire at the
Kashechewan First Nation police station on January 8, 2006. Kashechewan is a
remote fly-in community along the west coast of James Bay with a population of
1,600 people.
    The inquest examined the circumstances surrounding the deaths and may
make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths in similar circumstances.

    Nishnawbe Aski Nation is a political territorial organization
representing 49 First Nation communities within James Bay Treaty 9 and Ontario
portion of Treaty 5 - an area covering two-thirds of the province of Ontario.

For further information:

For further information: Michael Heintzman, Media Relations Officer,
Nishnawbe Aski Nation, (807) 625-4906, (807) 621-2790 mobile

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