Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR09 - (Sask-Police-Indigenous)

SASKATOON. x-13s. A human rights group says indigenous women in Saskatchewan have been subjected to violence, invasive strip searches and other mistreatment by police. A report from New-York-based Human Rights Watch documents 64 cases of violent abuse the group heard of last year in talks with indigenous women and social workers. Farida Dief (fah-REE-dah DEEF), the Director of Human Rights Watch Canada, says there is a climate of mistrust of police in the indigenous community.

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TAG: The Saskatoon Police Service says it agrees relations between police and the indigenous community have been strained but they've taken steps to heal. The Regina Police Service says it provided details of its policies to Human Rights Watch, but the group ignored them in drawing up the report. …

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