Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Racism within RCMP stirs debate over bad apples or systemic problems


"We encounter racism, every single day. Some of the worst racists carry a gun, and they carry a badge, authorized by you, Commissioner Paulson, to do the work. We need you to confront racism in the ranks."

- Doug Kelly, Grand Chief of B.C's Sto:lo Tribal Council at AFN meeting last month

Tough words. But when it comes to relations between indigenous people in Canada and its police, there have been tough times.


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