HAMILTON- The jury at an inquest into the death of an Indigenous teen who went missing from a group home has issued dozens of recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths, including establishing a right for First Nations children to return to their home communities while receiving provincial child-protection services. While reading out the jury’s recommendations, the officer presiding over the inquest said the right to return proposal should be developed in collaboration with parties at the inquest and adopted by the province as “Devon’s Principle,” named after Devon Freeman. The inquest spent nearly four weeks examining the circumstances surrounding Freeman’s death, he was 16 when he was reported missing from the Lynwood Charlton Centre group home in the Flamborough area of Hamilton in the fall of 2017. He was found
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