There have been five deaths of First Nations people in the Yukon after contact with the RCMP since 1999:
Robert Stone, 34, died May 2, 2010, in a detox centre 26 hours after he was released from Whitehorse Correctional Centre.
Stone had checked himself into a drug and alcohol treatment centre early that morning after a night spent being shuttled between the hospital and police cells.
Raymond Silverfox, 43, died of pneumonia on Dec. 2, 2008 after spending 13 hours in the custody of the Whitehorse RCMP.
Police and guards ridiculed Silverfox over a period of 13 hours before an ambulance was finally called after the man showed no vital signs.
Fred Stewart died of acute alcohol poisoning while in custody of the Whitehorse RCMP in March 2000.
Madeleine Henry died of complications from pneumonia after more than 12 hours in the custody of Whitehorse RCMP in June 2000.
John Tibbett Jr., 38, died while in the custody of Watson Lake RCMP in December 1999.