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Indigenous leaders demand change after RCMP shooting of Tla-o-qui-aht mother – News 1130

May 11, 2021

UCLUELET (NEWS 1130) – Saying the community and families are “completely devastated,” First Nations leaders on Vancouver Island are calling out the RCMP after a Tla-o-qui-aht mother was shot on Saturday.

The woman remains in critical condition, according to Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Chief Moses Martin.

“This is the third recent shooting by the RCMP of one of our people – our population is approximately 1,150 people,” Chief Martin says in a statement. “Needless to say, we are experiencing heavy trauma and shock.”

Noting his people are frustrated after being told to wait for an investigation into what happened to be completed, Martin says the Tla-o-qui-aht will be “seeking interim measures with the RCMP and the IIO.”

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