Jocelyn Greene died after a domestic violence incident, accused charges upgraded
By Donna Duric
Six Nations is mourning the loss of a young mom and an online fundraising campaign has been created for Jocelyn Greene, after the Six Nations mother of five died of injuries sustained during what family and friends are describing as a case of domestic violence on Aug. 4.
Greene’s death has resulted in an outpouring of condolences from Six Nations and surrounding areas and various fundraising efforts are underway to help the family and her surviving five children with unexpected expenses following her death.
Her death has also sparked renewed calls to end domestic violence on the territory with dozens of friends and family raising awareness about domestic violence on social media with the hashtag #justiceforjocelyn.
According to a media release from Six Nations Police, paramedics were called to a scene on River Range Road around 10 p.m. on Aug. 4 with reports of an injured female.
Paramedics from Six Nations and Hamilton attended to Greene, who had sustained life-threatening injuries, and took her to a local hospital for treatment.
Greene died of her injuries in the early morning hours of Aug. 11.
The media release states that following an investigation, Dalton Hill-Doxtador, 28, was arrested and charged with a number of criminal offences, including fail to comply with a release order, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, disobeying a court order, impaired operation causing bodily harm, and assaulting a peace officer.
Following her death, those charges were upgraded to dangerous driving causing death and impaired operation causing death.
He was taken into custody to await a bail hearing.
“Jocelyn Greene’s situation is heartbreaking,” reads a post on Facebook calling for an end to domestic violence and sharing the link for the GoFund Me campaign. “Her life didn’t need to end.”
“It’s important to raise awareness about domestic violence towards Indigenous women,” it continued. “Indigenous women are 3.5 times more likely to experience spousal violence compared to non-Indigenous women. Around 63 percent of Indigenous women have experienced physical or sexual violence from an intimate or non-intimate partner in her lifetime. Jocelyn’s passing is a result of domestic violence.”
As of press time, the GoFund Me raised over $13,000, above its goal of $5,000.
“You deserved love, gentleness, security and protection,” reads the GoFund Me description. “Now, Creator welcomes you back with open arms. You will never have to be hurt again and you will never have to cry again.”
The GoFund Me was created by Greene’s friends.
“We wanted to create this fundraiser on behalf of our best friend Jocelyn and her babies during this hard time.”
She had sustained brain injuries and was on life support at Hamilton General Hospital, her friends said.
“For those of you that didn’t know Jocelyn, she was an amazing mother to five beautiful children. Jocelyn was a great daughter, sister, auntie and friend to all those around. She had a pure heart of gold, she loved unconditionally, she was a fighter and she deserves justice. Jocelyn had dreams for herself and her babies. She now will always be with them and watching over her babies.”
Any money raised will be for the children and their needs.
The GoFund Me creators said they’ve already received “so much support from the community.”
An online auction has also been created on Facebook, with dozens of community members stepping forward to offer beautiful items and services for bids, with all proceeds going to her children.
There are already over 1.7 thousand members of the Facebook group holding the online auction for Greene’s children.
Food, services and stunning artistic crafts are up for bids on the online auction, with community members donating beautifully unique and individually handmade Haudenosaunee crafts to raise money for Greene’s children.
The public group is called “Online Auction for Jocelyn’s Children.”
“This auction fundraiser is to support Jocelyn’s babies in coming times. The family thanks everyone from the bottom of their hearts for the amount of prayers, support and love received already. The community has shown so much support and is lifting the family up at this most tragic and heartbreaking time.”
Police are continuing to investigate the incidents leading to Jocelyn’s death and ask anyone with information to contact Six Nations Police at 519-445-2811 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestoppersbb.com.
The link to the GoFund Me campaign is https://gofund.me/2406e10e.