Eight Sask. Aboriginal People Have Been Shot Or Injured By RCMP In The Past 10 Months
The Saskatchewan Federation of Indian Nations is asking for a public inquiry to determine what the cause of the numerous shootings can be attributed to.
Clearly, if individuals are resisting arrest for minor offenses resulting in the use of deadly force by the RCMP, then there may be a need for aboriginal 'peacekeepers' to mediate volatile situations.
"Mentally police are in a tough situation especially in light of Mayerthorpe and Spiritwood, but I still question the use of lethal force. Last spring RCMP employed a SWAT team to peacefully end an armed stand-off in the town of Indian Head. There are examples of where lethal force is not the only option."
FSIN Chief Lawrence Joseph
-Aboriginal leaders ask for public inquiry
-FSIN calls for public inquiry