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].

  • The more details you can provide the better: what documents if any do you have, who was involved, dates, etc.

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

Help us raise $25,000 to get justice for Indigenous families who have lost their children

We just want to know what happened to our Indigenous children — and we’re continuing to fight for answers. On June 12 and 13, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) is taking B.C’s Information and Privacy Commissioner and IndigiNews to the B.C Supreme Court. Why? To keep redacted documents from our storytellers. What is MCFD fighting so hard to hide?

We want answers. Will you pitch in so we can continue to hold colonial institutions accountable?

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