B.C. Indigenous leaders call for reform after 3rd member of Vancouver Island First Nation shot by police – CTV News

B.C. Indigenous leaders call for reform after 3rd member of Vancouver Island First Nation shot by police – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202130 Views

May 11, 2021

VICTORIA — Indigenous leaders in British Columbia are calling for immediate police reform after three members of a small Vancouver Island First Nation have been shot by police in less than a year.

A Tla-o-qui-aht woman was shot multiple times Saturday when police responded to a report of a disturbance at a home in Ucluelet, B.C.

The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO) is investigating the shooting. The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation identified the woman Tuesday as a mother of two and said she remains in critical condition.

The shooting occurred less than three months since 28-year-old Tla-o-qui-aht man Julian Jones was shot and killed by the RCMP on Meares Island, north of Tofino.

Read More: https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/b-c-indigenous-leaders-call-for-reform-after-3rd-member-of-vancouver-island-first-nation-shot-by-police-1.5423180

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