The family of Nadine Machiskinic say they are still looking for answers and justice, after last week’s inquest into her death. Machiskinic fell ten storeys down a laundry shoot at Regina’s Delta Hotel in January 2015.
The inquest found her death to be undetermined.
- Inquest into the death of Nadine Machiskinic begins Monday in Regina
- Chief Evan Bray says Regina Police will continue to investigate Machiskinic case as warranted
Delores Stevenson, Machiskinic’s aunt said she would like to see the investigation re-opened and re-examined after last week’s findings.
“I had emailed Minister of Justice Gord Wyant this morning (Monday) in respect to this investigation and re-opening it and looking into how the investigation was handled,” Stevenson said.
She believes more can be found at the hotel itself.
“Looking into computer data and files is probably not that hard to do, and I think that can be done and those surveillance videos can be obtained,” Stevenson said.
Stevenson added Machiskinic’s case is a perfect example of how legal situations involving indigenous women are treated by both police and the justice system.
In the meantime, Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Justice says they understand the frustration expressed by Nadine Machiskinic’s family and friends.
Drew Wilby with the Ministry of Justice says the family may want to look into filing another complaint with the Public Complaints Commission.
Wilby says there could be a different outcome this time around due to the fact no other investigation is on going into the case.
“And now with the complete investigation, it could be potentially timely for the family to visit that with the Public Complaints Commission,” said Wilby. “The reason being, the original investigation that would have been done, the Public Complaints Commission review, would have been done in the context of an ongoing investigation. I’m not speaking on behalf of the PCC, but I’m suggesting it’s a possible avenue for them to explore.”
Wilby says it is beyond the Ministry’s power to have another investigation opened by the Regina Police Service or another police service such as the RCMP, something Machiskinic’s family would like to see.