FREDICTON – Ten family members of a 26-year-old Indian woman shot by police in the NBB’s Edmundston are traveling across the country from British Columbia to help their mother and daughter, siblings said Sunday.
Amy Charlie, who grew up with the Chantelle Marines, said in an interview from BC’s Tofino that it would be important for the family to gather for the coming days.
‘We grew up together. I think she should say goodbye to me, ’said the 20-year-old cousin, who is referred to as Moore’s sister because of her close relationship in the Tla-o-Kui-injured culture.
He and his grandmother Nora Martin – who will also be visiting – say the family is also hopeful of meeting investigators from the scene.
Moore died in response to a request for a health check when police arrived at his home on Thursday, and police allege his officer threatened a woman with a knife.
Charlie and his grandmother said they were seeking more complete information from officials about what happened,
Charlie said, “We all want answers.
Martin is the sister of Moore’s biological grandmother, but she says she is considered a grandmother in her Tla-o-Kui-Aht culture.
He said in a previous interview with the Canadian Press that his family had suffered previous trauma from the police, and he called for continued change to break the norm.
He said Martin’s grandfather was broken into when he was in police custody more than 50 years ago.
He added that another family member died 10 to 12 years ago while in police custody. There was an investigation and recommendations were made, but Martin says not too much happened.
He and his sister Grace Frank said they suspected a version of the police event because Moore was a guilty woman who said she was nonviolent.
‘We need to know the situation. We cannot go with what RCMP is saying. We don’t believe that Chantelle felt him. Martin said there is no way on earth that they will attack anyone.
“She had no mental health problems.”
However, the primary focus of the trip was to support his sister – Moore’s mother – and Moore’s five-year-old daughter.
Martin said the family is hopeful the militants will meet with first-nation leaders after arriving in Fredericton on Monday morning.
They hope to have private, traditional funeral ceremonies for Moore during a janaza and burial, once Corona’s body is left to the family.
“We can’t really do anything until we hear from the boss,” Grandma added.
‘It’s very important. We admire our families, no matter how they survive. We passed on the family member with a lot of respect, ”he said.
Martin said over the weekend that there was a “drug drug” in Moore’s honor, which he said could be expected to be a healing ceremony.
Late last week, the Malaysian First Nations Alliance called on New Brunswick to conduct an independent inquiry into the judiciary in light of Moore’s death.
Six chapters of the First Nation in Olastoke, New Brunswick have issued a joint statement in BC expressing their sympathy for the floor-to-queue-injured first nation. In which Moore was.
It was signed by community leaders along the St. John River Valley coast, including the Tobic, St. Mary, Madawaska, Oromokto, Kingstier and Woodstock First Nations.
Public Safety Minister Carl Urkhart said in an email that the Quebec Independent Police Investigation Bureau, also known as the Bureau des Independents, had launched an investigation into the New Brunswick coroner.
“Once the investigation is complete, the next step will be decided,” the attorney general wrote.
It remains unclear what the agency will recommend if a lawsuit is filed for the shooting, as Bureau des Independent has announced that its sole role is to create a summary of the truth.
Their inquiries will be forwarded to the Public Prosecution Service and the RCMP, according to an email from a spokesman for Verchart.
The Quebec Agency issued a brief statement saying police would determine whether the information they provided was accurate.
The City of Edmonton and Edmonton Police Force said Friday they would not comment further.
The union, representing 30 police officers and 11 dispatchers in the service, said in a statement Saturday that it wanted to express its sincere condolences to Moore’s family, calling the death “a difficult and tragic situation for all parties involved.”
Family members said Moore’s mother raised Gracie, daughter of Martha Chantelle, in New Brunswick, and Moore recently moved there to stay with her mother and daughter and go to college.
In Ottawa on Friday, Home Secretary Mark Miller said the family deserved quick answers. “It was a fitness test and someone died,” he said. “I can’t process it.”
– The story of Michael Tutton in Halifax.
The Canadian Press report was first published on June 7, 2020.