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Fort McMurray wants public inquiry into removal of Indigenous settlement – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201829 Views

‘Moccasin Flats is torture by the city and Syncrude,’ an Indigenous elder says

Jul 12, 2018

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will ask the provincial government to launch a public inquiry into the forced evictions decades ago of First Nations and Métis people from an area known as Moccasin Flats.

On Tuesday, the municipal council voted to call on the province to launch an inquiry after it heard presentations from the administration and members of the public.

Though the municipality’s request cannot compel the province to undertake a public inquiry, Mayor Don Scott said if one is granted, subpoenas could be issued for those involved.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-moccasin-flats-syncrude-indigenous-1.4742879

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