By Marc Lalonde Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The suicide of an Indigenous inmate in a Saskatchewan prison is clear indication federal corrections officials just don’t care about Indigenous people. Given the massive over-representation of Indigenous people in Canada’s prison system, that’s a big problem, the vice-chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples said earlier this week. In the wake of an inquest into the suicide death of Curtis McKenzie, who was found unresponsive in his prison cell in February 2020. McKenzie, from La Ronge, Saskatchewan, had a long history of self-harm, which was well documented by officials but ultimately ignored. The inquest revealed McKenzie was given razor blades despite previously mutilating and removing his nose. He eventually used those razor blades to tailor his bed sheets into a noose which
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