Saturday, June 6, 2020

Shooting of Chantel Moore ‘senseless’ says Grand Council Chief

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ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (June 5, 2020) –  Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare says he is appalled to hear about the shooting death of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation member Chantel Moore by a police officer in Edmundston, New Brunswick.

“There is a long-standing history of racism and violence towards First Nations and Indigenous peoples at the hand of people in positions of authority in this country. Why does this continue to happen to our people?” asked Grand Council Chief Glen Hare. “This is a sad day for all of our Indigenous women, men and children in this country. This is a senseless death that I hope is investigated further.  There are ways to diffuse a situation without shooting a gun to kill.”

Hare also says that he is concerned about the incident earlier this week in Kinngait (Cape Dorset) in Nunavut.

“Caught on video, a Nunavut RCMP officer is seen striking a man with a police truck. He just opens the door and rams into him.  Something isn’t right here. This has got to stop. Why are we using police vehicles to run over people?”  (more...)


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