An inquest into the death of an Indigenous artist who died by suicide in a Thunder Bay, Ont., jail is hearing recommendations today on how governments and the justice system can better support the mental health of Indigenous people. Moses Beaver, of Nibinamik First Nation, was 56-years-old when he was found unresponsive in a jail cell in February 2017 before being taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The inquest has heard Beaver’s family and other loved ones tried multiple times to find Beaver help for intergenerational trauma and his deteriorating mental health. Lawyers for Beaver’s family and coroner’s counsel have put forward 46 recommendations for governments and other parties on how to better support Indigenous individuals. They include suggestions that a mobile mental health clinic be created
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