The Police in My Small Province in Canada Have Killed 2 Indigenous People in 9 Days

This is why Canada’s Aboriginal people are in mourning

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A feather means many things in the Native Canadian culture: The feather symbolizes trust, honor, strength, wisdom, power, freedom ,and a message from a deceased loved one / Photo credit:

Brady Francis

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Photo Credit: Brady Francis’ Facebook Account

Chantel Moore

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Photo credit: Chantel Moore/ Facebook

Rodney Levi

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Photo credit: Rodney Levi/ Facebook

These are not isolated incidents, the First Nations people are exhausted and if you look at this list you will understand why:

  • The Sixties Scoop refers to a practice that occurred in Canada of taking, or “scooping up,” Indigenous children from their families and communities for placement in foster homes or adoption. Despite the reference to one decade, the Sixties Scoop began in the late 1950s and persisted into the 1980s. It is estimated that a total of 20,000 aboriginal children were taken from their families and fostered or adopted out to primarily white middle-class families as part of the Sixties Scoop.⁴
  • Residential schools: These were boarding schools ran by Christians (using that term loosely). These schools were created with the sole purpose of removing the Indigenous culture, destroying their languages, and making them assimilate to the “White” way of life. Over the course of the system’s more than hundred-year existence, about 30 percent of Indigenous children (around 150,000) were placed in residential schools nationally. The number of school-related deaths remains unknown due to an incomplete historical record, though estimates range from 3,200 to upwards of 6,000. The last residential school closed in 1996. ⁵
  • If you read my articles you know we have many missing and murdered Native women in Canada. There are an estimated 1000 missing Aboriginal men and women. There has yet to be any real action regarding this.
  • Countless Indigenous people in Thunder Bay, Ontario have been found dead since the early 2000s with little to no police investigation despite constant reports of racism being filed by Indigenous citizens.
  • Land and water resources have been taken from Native people for thousands of years. This is still happening in 2020.

If an officer ever shoots me. Please speak for me, please fight for me. If I go missing.. please don’t ever stop looking for me #justiceforchantel #justiceforrodney #justiceforbrady

It breaks my heart to see her so afraid. She has four children and I know she is scared of the discrimination they could potentially face if something doesn’t change.

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