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FSIN concerned over RCMP response to gun incident – 980 CJME
by ahnationtalk onApril 24, 201993 Views
April 24, 2019
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is raising concerns over the RCMP’s failure to follow up on an incident where an evicted farmer had a gun while trespassing on the Ochapowace First Nation.
The FSIN is demanding an explanation from RCMP after several complaints to the Esterhazy detachment.
It says a farmer who had been evicted from the land due to not paying rent was spotted on the reserve. When Ochapowace staff approached the vehicle, the farmer had an exposed gun within reach inside the vehicle.
Staff retreated rather than risked escalation, according to a FSIN release.