(Ottawa, ON): The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Women’s Council will host a press conference today at the Vancouver Convention Centre to advocate for greater RCMP accountability and justice for the family of Chantel Moore.
DATE: Monday July 4, 2022
TIME: 12:30 p.m. PDT
LOCATION: Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 113
Speakers will include Women’s Council Chair Chief Connie Big Eagle, BC Women’s Council representative Louisa Housty-Jones and Chantel’s mother, Martha Martin, who will provide a message regarding her daughter’s case. Tragically, on June 4, 2020, Chantel, a mother and member of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation in British Columbia, was shot and killed by police dispatched to her apartment in New Brunswick to conduct a “wellness check”. On May 19, 2022, a New Brunswick coroner’s inquest ruled Chantel’s death a homicide.
The AFN Women’s Council continues to push for the implementation of the 231 Calls for Justice made by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on June 3, 2019. During the AGA being held in Vancouver, BC from July 5 to 7, two draft resolutions will come forward, 22/2022 Support for the Family of Chantel Moore and Implementation of the 231 Calls for Justice, and 06/2022 Support for Sustainable Funding and Accountability for the Implementation of the 231 Calls for Justice. Chiefs from across the country come together twice a year to set strategic direction based on First Nations’ needs and priorities.
This press conference is taking place in person and there will be no option to attend virtually.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is a national advocacy organization that works to advance the collective aspirations of First Nations individuals and communities across Canada on matters of national or international nature and concern. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.
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Assembly of First Nations