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

Indigenous ceremony tries to right the wrong caused by handcuffing of grandfather and granddaughter


The culmination of a B.C. story of prejudice that went national has ended in a ceremony in Bella Bella and I was there to witness it at the invitation of the man at the centre of the hurt.

Maxwell Johnson, a 56-year-old Heiltsuk man, was handcuffed and detained in December while trying to open his 12-year-old granddaughter's first bank account with the Bank of Montreal, in downtown Vancouver.


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