“They started doing shock treatments on her” Elder tells APTN about Cree woman in Brockville hospital

APTN National News
An elder in Ontario is raising concerns about the health of a Cree woman who has spent the better part of two years in solitary confinement.

The woman, Marlene Carter from Onion Lake, Saskatchewan, spent the time in a federal penetentiary but is currently in a mental health hospital in Brockville, an hour outside Ottawa.

The elder says that Carter, who has serious mental health issues, has needs that should be addressed by community support programs.

APTN’s Annette Francis reports.

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Annette is Anishinaabe from Alderville First Nation. She started at APTN as an Ottawa Correspondent in 2007 and has covered Indigenous issues from Parliament Hill and First Nation communities across Ontario. She has also freelanced for CBC Indigenous and Ricochet Media.

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