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Author Nest, Michael Wallace, author.

Title Cold case north : the search for James Brady and Absolom Halkett / Michael Nest with Deanna Reder and Eric Bell.

Publication Info. Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  363.2336 NEST    In Transit +1 HOLD
Description 311 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "A small team uncovers new evidence and exposes police failure in one of the North's most enduring missing persons cases. Missing persons. Double murder? Métis leader James Brady was one of the most famous Indigenous activists in Canada. A communist, strategist, and bibliophile, he led Métis and First Nations to rebel against government and church oppression. Brady's success made politicians and clergy fear him; he had enemies everywhere. In 1967, while prospecting in Saskatchewan with Cree Band Councillor and fellow activist, Absolom Halkett, both men vanished from their remote lakeside camp. For 50 years rumours swirled of secret mining interests, political intrigue, and murder. Cold Case North is the story of how a small team, with the help of the Indigenous community, exposed police failure in the original investigation, discovered new clues and testimony, and gathered the pieces of the North's most enduring missing persons puzzle. 'Like too many cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous people, authorities failed to ensure that Brady and Halkett's deaths were properly investigated. This book helps get to the bottom of the fate of these two men, and demonstrates why investigators should never dismiss the knowledge of Indigenous Peoples.' --Darren Prefontaine, author of Gabriel Dumont."-- Provided by publisher.
Form Issued also in electronic formats.
Subject Brady, Jim, 1908-1967.
Halkett, Absolom, -1967.
Missing persons -- Investigation -- Saskatchewan -- Case studies.
Missing persons -- Saskatchewan -- Case studies.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Saskatchewan -- Case studies.
Brady, Jim, 1908-1967. (OCoLC)fst00101990
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) (OCoLC)fst01736451
Missing persons. (OCoLC)fst01023702
Missing persons -- Investigation. (OCoLC)fst01023707
Saskatchewan. (OCoLC)fst01204834
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Added Author Reder, Deanna, 1963- author.
Bell, Eric (Park warden), author.
Other Form: Online version: Nest, Michael Wallace. Cold case north. Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, 2020 0889777500 9780889777507 (OCoLC)1158574914
ISBN 0889777497 (softcover)
9780889777491 (softcover)
9780889777545 (hardcover)
0889777543 (hardcover)
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