This story originally appeared on VancouverSun.com on June 14, 2021. A Vancouver Police union leader has complained to the police board, saying Mayor Kennedy Stewart‘s public statements about systemic racism have created a “toxic work environment” in the force. Sgt. Blair Canning’s complaint also alleges that Stewart’s statements have contributed to the recent increase in assaults on officers…

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This story originally appeared on VancouverIsAwesome.com on June 16, 2021. Following a traumatic and humiliating incident that took place two years ago, two Heiltsuk Nation members have more supporters in their corner. One rainy Friday in December 2019, Maxwell Johnson and his then 12-year-old granddaughter Torianne Tweedie stopped by a Bank of Montreal location in…

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This story originally appeared on GlobalNews.ca on June 16, 2021. Security camera footage has now been released by Indigenous leaders in the case of an Indigenous man and his 12-year-old granddaughter being handcuffed outside a Vancouver bank in December 2019. The footage shows Maxwell Johnson and his granddaughter being led outside the Bank of Montreal branch on…

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This story originally appeared on The Indo-Canadian Voice on June 16, 2021. THE Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) and Heiltsuk Nation announced on Wednesday that Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, former judge and Senior Associate Counsel with Woodward and Company, will be applying to intervene on behalf of UBCIC in an ongoing BC human rights case…

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This story originally appeared in DailyHive.com on June 16, 2021. First Nations leaders in BC came together via Zoom to release unseen CCTV footage of the arrest of an Indigenous man and his granddaughter at a Bank of Montreal in Vancouver in December of 2019.ADVERTISEMENT Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, along with provincial childcare advocate Mary…

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