The coroner’s inquest into the death of an Indigenous teenager whose body was discovered near a group home is expected to continue Wednesday in Hamilton.
The inquest into the death of Devon Freeman began Monday at the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, of which he was a member.
Freeman was reported missing from the Lynwood Charlton Center group home in Flamborough in the fall of 2017.
He was found dead near the house in April 2018.
The inquest will examine systemic issues that played a role in Freeman’s death, including public policy and legal issues related to Indigenous children and youth in the child welfare system.
On Monday, jurors heard from two child welfare experts about some of the social and historical factors that contribute to the overrepresentation of Indigenous children in the system.