Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald statement on Thunder Bay Police Incident

December 4, 2018 8:21 am
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(Toronto, December 4, 2018) – “We, the Chiefs across Ontario, are very troubled and condemn the recent actions of a Thunder Bay police officer’s conduct towards a young First Nations woman from Nibinamik First Nation. The actions of the officer, striking an immobilized young First Nations woman cannot be condoned nor justified.

We fully offer our support to Chief Johnny Yellowhead, the community, her friends and family in their ongoing search for answers and justice from the Thunder Bay Police Services.

The safety, security, and well-being of all women and youth in this country has to be a top priority.”


The Chiefs of Ontario is a political forum and a secretariat for collective decision making, action, and advocacy for the 133 First Nation communities located within the boundaries of the province of Ontario, Canada. Follow Chiefs of Ontario on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @ChiefsOfOntario.

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