Justice still stacked against Mi'kmaq

For many, Donald Marshall Jr. was the very face of injustice.

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For many, Donald Marshall Jr. was the very face of injustice.

The young Mi’kmaq was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent over 11 years in prison before being acquitted in 1983. The case sparked a Royal Commission.

The commission made 89 recommendations on how to improve Aboriginal relations with the justice system.

But over two decades later, many are wondering how much the justice system has changed.

APTN National News reporter Tim Fontaine has this story.

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