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SEPT 18, 2012

FIRST NATIONS FILE HUMAN RIGHTS COMPLAINT AGAINST THUNDER BAY POLICE SERVICES

THUNDER BAY, ON:  Namaygoosisagagun, Eabametoong and Nibinamik First Nations supported by Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and other First Nation organizations frustrated with the mistreatment and systemic racism in policing services by the Thunder Bay Police Service are filing a Human Rights application with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

The application is being led by Namaygoosisagagun Chief Helen Angela Paavola, Eabametoong First Nation Chief Harry Papah and Nibinamik First Nation Chief Johnny Yellowhead and Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler. The application is a result of a human rights violation that was committed by members of the Thunder Bay Police Service in their conduct during a police investigation into the murder of a First Nations individual in Thunder Bay earlier this month.

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