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Kristy Kirkup

Coerced sterilization called 'crisis' by chief

OTTAWA—Ongoing concerns about coerced sterilization of indigenous women is nothing short of a “crisis” that warrants a public inquiry, a prominent Alberta First Nations' leader says.

In an interview, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam said concerns were brought directly to his attention by a member of his community north of Fort McMurray.