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New report slams RCMP treatment of homeless Indigenous women in Northwest Territories – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 202423 Views

April 11, 2024

OTTAWA -Homeless Indigenous women in the North do not feel well-protected by the RCMP and instead face violence and discrimination by police, a new report from the Yellowknife Women’s Society has found.

The organization held two sessions with women last October, and every single participant said she either experienced abuse by an RCMP officer or knew an Indigenous person who had.

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“More than once, women in our circles shared stories of being roughed up by the police and being explicitly told some version of, ‘I can do what I want to you — no one will believe you,'” the report says.

“Women also told us about calling for help and having the RCMP focus on ‘the wrong thing’ — asking women aggressive questions, spending time on administrative checkboxes despite urgency, or even arresting women who had sought their assistance.”

Read More: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/new-report-slams-rcmp-treatment-of-homeless-indigenous-women-in-northwest-territories-1.6842536

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