Indigenous protestor sentenced to jail after Burnaby smudging ceremony – The Record

Indigenous protestor sentenced to jail after Burnaby smudging ceremony – The Record

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 202151 Views

Updated recommendations say jail should be a ‘last resort’

Opponents of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project are furious after an Indigenous person was sentenced to 90 days in jail for what they call a harmless smudging ceremony at the Burnaby Mountain tank farm in the fall of 2019.

Stacy Gallagher was handed the sentence in B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday by judge Shelley Fitzpatrick for violating an injunction that bars people from protests at Trans Mountain sites in Burnaby.

The group Coast Protectors say that the sentence violates the spirit of changes announced in January by the BC Prosecution Service regarding Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

Read More: https://www.newwestrecord.ca/bc-news/indigenous-protestor-sentenced-to-jail-after-burnaby-smudging-ceremony-3472833

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