A man who spoke out about alleged “Starlight Tours” by police in Saskatoon more than 20 years ago has died.

In January 2000, Darrell Night was driven out of the city by two Saskatoon police officers in the middle of winter and left on the outskirts. Night would survive the ordeal after a nearby power plant worker let him inside.

However, around this time, the frozen bodies of two other Indigenous men were found in the same area.

Night would agree to tell his story publicly, which ignited a wave of firings, criminal charges and protests against police for a practice known as starlight tours.

Night died earlier this month, with a funeral service held at Saulteaux First Nation.

He was 56 years old.

(PHOTO – Darrell Night.  Photo courtesy of dignitymemorial.com)