Yukon jail hit with human rights complaint over access to Aboriginal programs

When Whitehorse’s new minimum security jail opened last year, programs for First Nations were said to be a top priority.

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When Whitehorse’s new minimum security jail opened last year, programs for First Nations were said to be a top priority.

Most inmates in the Yukon jail are Aboriginal and today the facility does have services in place.

One inmate facing trial, however, has launched a human rights complaint against the jail alleging he has no access to Aboriginal programming.

APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean has this story.

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