Supporters at Black Lives Matter rally in Kelowna. June 5, 2020. Photo by Chehala Leonard.
Okanagan

Okanagan: We want to hear about your experiences with police

IndigiNews is open to listening to your stories, either positive or negative.

George Floyd was killed while being arrested in Minneapolis, Minnesota, sparking rallies and protests around the world. More recently in Canada, Chantel Moore, a Tla-o-qui-aht woman was shot to death during a wellness check by a police officer in Edmunston, N.B., and Alberta’s police watchdog is investigating after Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam says he was beaten by RCMP

This is raising questions about racial profiling, racism, and police violence particularly against Indigenous and Black people in Canada.

Indigenous Service Minister Marc Miller addressed this in a recent press conference,

Canada needs a reckoning because there is a pattern of police violence against First Nations, Metis and Inuit people that continues to repeat itself,” he says.

“Frankly along with many Canadians, Indigenous Peoples living in Canada, politicians in Canada, I’m pissed, I’m outraged. There needs to be a full accounting of what has gone on. This is a pattern that keeps repeating itself.”

We want to reach out to people living in the Okanagan to find out about your experience been with police. That’s why we’ve created this secure form for you to fill out.

We will not publish your name or information without following up with you to discuss the information that you’ve provided. If you’d prefer to get in touch with a reporter directly, email [email protected].

You can learn more about the intentions behind our journalism by reading the IndigiNews Intentions here

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