Poems by man who killed Indigenous woman removed from parliamentary website – National Observer

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 202076 Views

January 7th 2020

Two poems written by a man who killed an Indigenous woman have been removed from the parliamentary poet laureate website.

The poems by Stephen Brown included one about a sex worker, eliciting a chorus of public concern, including from Manitoba MLA Nahanni Fontaine, who said they showed disrespect toward his victim and other missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Brown, who changed his name from Steven Kummerfield, and his friend Alex Ternowetsky were convicted of manslaughter in the 1995 beating death of Pamela George, a First Nations woman.

Brown was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison and was granted parole in 2000. He now lives in Mexico.

Read More: https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/01/07/news/poems-man-who-killed-indigenous-woman-removed-parliamentary-website

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