June 4, 2022
UBCIC Demands Justice for Chantel Moore, Two Years after Police Murder
((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – June 4th, 2022) 26-year-old Chantel Moore of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation was fatally shot by RCMP in Edmundston, New Brunswick two years ago today during a wellness check. The Coroner’s Inquest this month concluded that her death was a homicide.
The Inquest provides further evidence that police violence and systemic racism against Indigenous peoples are fundamentally enshrined in Canadian institutions and continue to end in genocidal bloodshed. The UBCIC stands with Chantel’s family, her mother and her children, and the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation in their pursuit of justice and calls for a full, independent, Indigenous-led inquiry into systemic racism in the murder of Chantel. We call for sweeping justice reform, a robust National Indigenous Justice Strategy and full implementation of the Calls for Justice to put a stop to systemic racism and the disproportionate violence that has been enacted upon Indigenous women at all levels of the justice system since its imposition on these lands.
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President, 250-490-5314
Chief Don Tom, Vice-President, 250-813-3315
Kukpi7 Judy Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer, c/o 778-866-0548
UBCIC is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
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