Media ban denied for sentencing by aboriginal healing circle

The aboriginal “healing circle” that sentences Christopher Pauchay will be open to the media. (Pauchay pleaded guilty last fall to criminal negligence, after he drunkenly left his young daughters outside to freeze to death in a Saskatchewan blizzard.)

Wrote judge Barry Morgan:

“Despite the request made by some members of the community, referenced in the report prepared by the Justice Committee of the Yellow Quill First Nation, that the sentencing circle be closed to the media, that will not be the case.”

Stories here by Canadian Press; CanWest.