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‘Nothing about us without us’: Mi’gmaq group still waiting for Indigenous-led inquiry into systemic racism – NB Media Coop

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 202423 Views

June 11, 2024

A non-profit organization that represents Mi’gmaq communities in New Brunswick has renewed calls for an independent Indigenous-led public inquiry into systemic racism in policing and the justice system.

Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Inc. a rights-based organization whose name means “Mi’gmaq people’s laws” has repeatedly called for an inquiry, similar to the Marshall Inquiry in Nova Scotia.

“We want to find the solutions, and finally implement those solutions for a safer social environment for all Mi’kmaqi, for all New Brunswickers, that’s the end goal,” MTI executive director Dean Vicaire said in an interview earlier this year.

A string of tragedies has shown just how little justice is allotted to Indigenous people in New Brunswick.

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