‘Insult to injury’: Family of Loretta Saunders outraged after her killer granted access to Indigenous healing services

The family of Loretta Saunders says a decision made by the Parole Board of Canada has added insult to injury in their loss.

One of two people convicted of killing the Labrador Inuk in 2014 is seeking escorted absences from prison to attend Indigenous healing services.

Video Journalist / Toronto

Allana is a graduate of the Indigenous Studies program at Trent University and the new media journalism program at Sheridan College. She worked at Sudbury.com and TVO before coming to APTN National News where she now covers Indigenous stories in Southern Ontario as a video journalist. McDougall is a member of Hiawatha First Nation.

2 thoughts on “‘Insult to injury’: Family of Loretta Saunders outraged after her killer granted access to Indigenous healing services

  1. She should never be given access to a sharing circle as she is a murderer among very vulnerable women. The facilitators should know better the safety of the group is far more important than her participation in the group. Even if the women are unaware of her crime she brings a dark prescence. She showed no remorse at her trial. The facilitators are short on skills traditional and other wise.

  2. First Nation traditions, we are a people that believe in (all our relations). Whether that be the animals, land, or in this case, all races of man and woman. Our duty is to uphold these promises to our Creator. We extend our hand in times of need especially when we are seeking to find or heal ourselves. Now, if someone chooses to abuse or manipulate the Elders and the sacred ceremonies then it will be reveiled and with that, a proper course will come into being for that individual.

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