Kakegamic family continues to seek justice in Kenora murder of their father/son

Notice from the Anishninaabe Peace & Justice Coalition...

This is to let you know about important events happening this Wednesday morning April 11.  The family of Max Kakegamic and their lawyers will be making a presentation to the Kenora Police Services Board at 9 a.m., followed by a press conference and a walk down Main St. from City Hall to Matheson St. site of Kakegamic’s death.  As always, the family appreciates the presence and support of Anishinaabe Peace & Justice Coalition supporters and other concerned Treaty 3 and Kenora citizens.

NAN and Aboriginal Legal Services MEDIA ADVISORY ...


THUNDER BAY, ON, Tuesday April 10, 2007: Margaret and Isaac Kakegamic (Kakekagumick), members of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) together with their legal counsel and NAN Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler will address issues arising from the failures of the Kenora Police Service (KPS) in investigating the death of their son Max Kakegamic during a KPS Board meeting tomorrow morning.

DATE: Wednesday April 11, 2007
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Kenora City Hall, City Hall Council Chambers, 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2

North Spirit Lake First Nation community member Max Kakegamic was killed on the streets of Kenora, ON October 4, 2000. When the case went to trial January 2004, charges against the only suspect were stayed because of irregularities in the investigation. KPS members Lloyd White, Tom Favreau, and Chris Ratchford were cited for police misconduct in a February 2004 ruling by Superior Court Justice Peter Hambly.

KPS confirmed with NAN shortly after the 2004 judgment the investigation into the death of Max Kakegamic would not proceed. In January 2007 Ontario’s Chief Coroner denied the family’s request to hold an inquest.

The Kakagamics will make a statement to media following their presentation to the KPS board at approximately 9:10 a.m. The Board meeting is open to the public.

For more information please contact:

Jenna Young, Director of Communications, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, (807) 625 4952 or (807) 628 3953 mobile

Kimberly Murray, Executive Director, Aboriginal Legal Services, (416) 408 4041 ext. 225 or (416) 219 8569 mobile