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First Nations chief files complaint after ceremonial pipe snafu at airport


Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak announced Friday he has filed a human rights complaint against the national airport authority after he says airport security mishandled sacred objects in his carry-on luggage Feb. 8.

In early February, The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) said they would investigate claims from Nepinak that security removed a sacred bundle of ceremonial tobacco and a pipe from his bags during the carry-on screen process.

Nepinak and the AMC released a statement Friday saying it had filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.


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