This story originally appeared in 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 Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who is also the director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, repeated calls for action from the VPD and Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart.

Heiltsuk Nation member Maxwell Johnson and his 12-year-old granddaughter were at the downtown bank branch trying to open a bank account when they were wrongfully detained.

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