Inquiry into death of Native teen opens in Sask.
Tuesday, September 9, 2003

The inquiry into the death of a 17-year-old Cree Native opened in Saskatchewan, Canada, on Monday.

Witnesses testified that Neil Stonechild was badly beaten. Family and friends said he had marks and bruises over his face and body -- his uncle speculated that police handcuffs caused scrapes on his forearms.

Stonechild was found frozen to death on the outskirts of Saskatoon in 1990. Many in the Aboriginal community suspect police involvement. An RCMP investigation at the time failed to lay charges against anyone.

Get the Story:
Stonechild Inquiry hears from victim's mother (CBC 9/8)
Witnesses say Stonechild was beaten (CBC 9/8)

Relevant Links:
Stonechild Inquiry -
Starlight Tours, from the CBC -

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