InFocus: Lack of Aboriginal representation barring justice

APTN InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie

In this edition we put an important part of Canada’s justice system InFocus.

Juries. They carry a big responsibility to examine the facts and arrive at a verdict.

But what happens when there isn’t fair representation of Aboriginal people on those juries?

Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Deputy Grand Chief, Alvin Fiddler tells us how they are being proactive to ensure there is justice in an upcoming inquest.

Lawyers, Julian Falconer and Katherine Hensel tell us about how the problem has created a backlog of cases.

Executive Director of News and Current Affairs / Winnipeg

Cheryl McKenzie began working as a reporter for APTN in June 2001. Her work has been nominated for a Gemini Award and a Canadian Association of Broadcasters award. In October 2005 Cheryl became Host/Producer for the launch of APTN National News: Daytime. Since then she has been Host/Producer for Contact, APTN Investigates, APTN National News and APTN InFocus.