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A northern Manitoba man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his foster child.

RCMP have charged Roderick Tobie Blacksmith, 29, in the death last November of 13-month-old Cameron Ouskan.

Cameron was taken to hospital in Gillam, Man., on Nov. 12 in life-threatening condition and was later transported to Thompson General Hospital, where he died.

RCMP are not releasing the cause of death, and say Mr. Blacksmith is expected to make an initial court appearance today.

The young boy was in the care of Awasis, an aboriginal child and family services agency that serves 12 First Nations.

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