MKO member dies in police custody

A northern First Nation is accusing both the RCMP and Health Canada of negligence after one of their band members died while in custody.

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A northern First Nation is accusing both the RCMP and Health Canada of negligence after one of their band members died while in custody.

Witnesses say Tracy Okemow of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak First Nation repeatedly called for help but was allegedly told to quit faking.

She was later rushed to Winnipeg hospital where she later died.

APTN National News reporter Ntawnis Piapot has more on this developing story.

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