Tina Fontaine death marks 6-year anniversary

Monday marks six years since Tina Fontaine’s body was discovered in the Red River in Winnipeg.

The young teen was originally from Sagkeeng First Nation, north of the city.

A man charged with her murder was found not guilty in 2015.

Fontaine’s death led to changes in Manitoba’s child welfare system, including ending the use of hotels to warehouse children in care.

It also galvanized calls for a national inquiry into the hundreds of cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across Canada.

And led to the revitalization of the Bear Clan Safety Patrol, which now has chapters in numerous citie

Reporter / Winnipeg

Darrell is a proud member of Peguis First Nation in Manitoba. He is a graduate of the television program from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton. He is returning to APTN after having completed an internship with us in 2018 and a brief stop as a reporter in B.C. in 2019.