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Statement on the Death of Heather Winterstein, Six Nations

Questions surround 24-year old woman's death in hospital


An image shared on snapchat of Heather Winterstein, right, and her mother, Francine Shimizu, from 2020. Shimizu says two reports on her daughter's death have left her with 'more questions than answers.' Photo courtesy of Francine Shimizu.

On December 9, 2021, Heather Winterstein, a young Indigenous woman, went to the emergency room at St. Catharine's General Hospital, suffering from pain and feeling unwell. After being sent home with Tylenol, the pain became far more severe and Hea...

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