Deathscapes

Tina Fontaine 9e - Pam Palmater quote

Deathscapes

‘Tina was a child. She did not die because her father was murdered. She did not die because she was suffering in pain from her father’s death. She did not die because she wasn’t living with her mother, as she was lovingly cared for by her auntie. She did not die because, like all teenagers, she tried drugs and alcohol. Tina did not kill herself. Tina died because federal, provincial and state agencies charged with keeping her safe, all failed to protect her. And for that, Canada should stand trial…Tina’s death is not on Tina or her family or community. It’s on Canada.’

Pam Palmater, Mi’kmaw activist and lawyer


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