"Early in his career, Judge John Reilly did everything by the book. His jurisdiction included a First Nations community plagued by suicide, addiction, poverty, violence and corruption. He steadily handed out prison sentences with little regard for long-term consequences and even less knowledge as to why crime was so rampant on the reserve in the first place. In an unprecedented move that pitted him against his superiors, the legal system he was part of, and one of Canada's best-known Indian chiefs, the Reverend Dr. Chief John Snow, Judge Reilly ordered an investigation into the tragic and corrupt conditions on the reserve. A flurry of media attention ensued. Some labelled him a racist; others thought he should be removed from his post, claiming he had lost his objectivity. But many on the Stoney Reserve hailed him a hero as he attempted to uncover the dark challenges and difficult history many First Nations communities face.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-258) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
My father's drum My circumstances My Aboriginal education Tina Fox The Reverend Doctor Chief John Snow Marlon House Ernest Hunter The Wesley Cemetery Rose Auger Ruth Gorman The investigaton Media coverage The Hunter case continues Baret Labelle Sherman Labelle Bad medicine The chiefs complain The aftermath Reflections The return of bad medicine.