Northern Manitoba RCMP arrest man in death of Noreen Tait

Man from community charged with manslaughter.

Noreen Tait

An undated photo of Noreen Tait. APTN file

The South Indian Lake RCMP say they’ve made an arrest in the death of Noreen Tait.

Philip Soulier, 50, of O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation was arrested March 6 and charged with manslaughter.

Tait, 47, was brought to the South Indian Lake nursing station on Feb. 19 with severe injuries.

At a news conference on Feb. 27, Tait’s family said that her death highlighted the need for more resources in the community.

“Noreen has left a huge void in our hearts,” she said. “The senseless way her life was taken is difficult to comprehend and devastating to the family,” said her sister Arla Tait-Linklater.

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Family call for resources after fatal assault in northern Cree community 

Northern Manitoba Cree nation declares state of emergency 

O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation declared a state of emergency due to Tait’s death and other increases in crime in the area.

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