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Media Advisory – Heiltsuk Grandfather and Granddaughter to Make Significant Announcement in Human Rights Case Against Vancouver Police Department

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 202246 Views

VANCOUVER, BC (September 27, 2022) – Maxwell Johnson, his granddaughter, members and leaders of the Heiltsuk Nation, and legal counsel for the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), will gather at a conference room at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue on Wednesday, September 28th for a major announcement.

The announcement concerns the BC Human Rights Tribunal complaint that Johnson and his granddaughter filed against the Vancouver Police Board over their racial profiling and wrongful detention and handcuffing in December 2019, while the two were trying to open a bank account for her at the Bank of Montreal (BMO).

Media are invited to join Maxwell Johnson and his granddaughter; elected Chief of the Heiltsuk Nation, Marilyn Slett; and Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, legal counsel for UBCIC, for the announcement, followed by a Q&A and interviews.


  • Maxwell Johnson and his granddaughter*
  • Marilyn Slett, elected Chief of the Heiltsuk Nation
  • Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, legal counsel for UBCIC

When:             Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 10:00am PST

Where:            Room #320

Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings St., Vancouver BC

*Please note that while Maxwell Johnson’s granddaughter will be speaking at the press conference, she will not be available for subsequent interviews.

For further information:

Andrew Frank
HTC Communications


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