for Peacemakers 14 February 2018
Indigenous Peoples Solidarity
Errol Greene’s family in your thoughts and prayers, as the inquest
investigating his death in custody is taking place in Winnipeg this month.
26, a loving father of four, was taken into custody in Winnipeg’s Remand center
on 29 April 2016. He was epileptic and taking medication to prevent his
seizures. Errol asked the prison guards and nurses for his medications several
times, but his request was neglected (according to his wife, Rochelle
May 2016, while on the phone talking to his wife, he had a seizure. The
guards used excessive force by handcuffing him from behind, shackling his legs,
and dragging him into a cell. They only returned with a nurse after fifteen
minutes, by which time his soul had left his body.
death is an example of not only the unjustified high numbers of Indigenous
incarcerations, but also the inhumane way the colonial system treats indigenous