Female convict on loose from controversial healing lodge

It’s the same Indigenous healing lodge that housed convicted child killer Terri-Lynne McClintic.

Joely Lambourn is missing from a healing lodge in Saskatchewan.

There’s been an escape from the Indigenous healing lodge at the centre of recent public outcry.

Correctional Services of Canada says Joely Lambourn has escaped from the Okimaw Ochi Healing Lodge in Maple Creek, Sask.

It’s the same healing lodge where convicted child killer Terri-Lynne McClintic was being housed until she was transferred to an Edmonton prison on Thursday.

Correctional Service of Canada says more information will follow as soon as it’s available.

McClintic pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in 2010 for her involvement in the murder of eight-year-old Tori Stafford.

Tori’s father, Rodney Stafford, has called for an tougher rules for healing lodges during a recent appearance on APTN’s InFocus.

Lambourn is 45 years old, stands 157 cm (5’2″) tall and weighs 57 kg (126 lbs). She has a fair complexion, brown eyes and brown hair.

She is serving a sentence of two years, six months, and 17 days for dangerous operation of motor vehicle – cause death, and unlawfully at large.

 

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Dennis is Metis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.

2 thoughts on “Female convict on loose from controversial healing lodge

  1. Warren, while I understand it is important to alert the public, why are you fear mongering against traditional healing ceremonies by badging this lodge as “controversial” in your lead?

    You know how volatile and racialized the divides of Settlers against indigenous communities; it’s irresponsible to feed it this way.

  2. Warren, while I understand it is important to alert the public, why are you fear mongering against traditional healing ceremonies by badging this lodge as “controversial” in your lead?

    You know how volatile and racialized the divides of Settlers against indigenous communities; it’s irresponsible to feed it this way.

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