Cold Case North: The Search for James Brady and Absolom Halkett (Paperback)

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Shortlisted, Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, The Brass Knuckles Award for Best Nonfiction Crime Book, 2021

Tells the story of the unsolved murder of indigenous activists, police investigation misconduct, and the community who tracked down the clues which officials failed to uncover

Missing persons. Double murder? M tis leader James Brady was one of the most famous Indigenous activists in Canada. A communist, strategist, and bibliophile, he led M tis and First Nations to rebel against government and church oppression. Brady's success made politicians and clergy fear him; he had enemies everywhere. In 1967, while prospecting in Saskatchewan with Cree Band Councillor and fellow activist, Absolom Halkett, both men vanished from their remote lakeside camp. For 50 years rumours swirled of secret mining interests, political intrigue, and murder. Cold Case North is the story of how a small team, with the help of the Indigenous community, exposed police failure in the original investigation, discovered new clues and testimony, and gathered the pieces of the North's most enduring missing persons puzzle.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780889777491
ISBN-10: 0889777497
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Publication Date: November 7th, 2020
Pages: 272
Language: English