Raven Thundersky dies of cancer

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A warrior woman who fought for medical screening for a rare cancer has died.

Raven Thundersky of the Poplar River First Nation in Manitoba lost six family members to a cancer they suspect was caused by an asbestos contaminated attic insulation called, Zonolite.

It was used in their government built home on the reserve and hundreds more across Canada, going back to the 1960’s.

APTN began covering her story in 2004.

After years of seeking justice for the sickness of her and her family, Raven decided to put that fight behind her, move on, and enjoy life.

Thundersky died on December 24th, 2015 at the age of 50.

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