Letter: Canada’s Indigenous Catastrophe
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 October 2020 11:42
October 21, 2020
Wally Rich, a 15-year-old Innu boy, in care of the Newfoundland and Labrador Government, “took his life” in May. He died within “the system,” our white system that breeds mistrust and alienation with Indigenous people in Canada.
A few days ago, the RCMP at West Pubnico, Nova Scotia, stood by “allowing” white fishers to attack and damage Mi’kmaw fisherman, Jason Marr’s fishing compound. The Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association has responded against the Mi’kmaq lobster fishing by stating: “In the absence of law and order good people can be forced to take the law into their own hands…” The association’s suggestion of vigilante justice is no less shocking than the RCMP who appeared to condone the attack by watching it happen.