Candis McLean: When Police Become Prey

THE COLD, HARD FACTS OF NEIL STONECHILD’S FREEZING DEATH: In November 1990, Saskatoon teenager Neil Stonechild froze to death. Eleven years later, his body was disinterred for forensic testing. The RCMP and a public inquiry pointed fingers at two police officers, Constables Brad Senger and Larry Hartwig, as somehow having been involved in his death. Is it possible that, because an Aboriginal youth had frozen to death, and an activist organization of elected chiefs called the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations was trying to find someone to blame, the chiefs must be appeased at all cost?