Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City More than a quarter of a century later, from 2000 to 2011, seven Indigenous high school students died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The seven were hundreds of miles away from their families, forced to leave home and live in a foreign and unwelcoming city. Five were found dead in the rivers surrounding Lake Superior, below a sacred Indigenous site. Jordan Wabasse, a gentle boy and star hockey player, disappeared into the minus twenty degrees Celsius night. The body of celebrated artist Norval Morrisseauâ€™s grandson, Kyle, was pulled from a river, as was Curran Strangâ€™s. Robyn Harper died in her boarding-house hallway and Paul Panacheese inexplicably collapsed on his kitchen floor. Reggie Bushieâ€™s death finally prompted an inquest, seven years after the discovery of Jethro Anderson, the first boy whose body was found in the water.