Hundreds March in Support of Stonechild Family
Friday, November 19, 2004 at 14:44
A protest march made its through Saskatoon today, ending just outside the city’s police station.
About 250 protestors participated as a show of support for the family of Neil Stonechild, as well as police chief Russell Sabo for his decision to fire the officers implicated in Stonechild’s death.
Many of the protestors voiced their dismay with the Saskatoon Police Association, which does not agree with the findings of the inquiry into the death of the Aboriginal teenager.
Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations vice chief Lawrence Joseph took part in today’s protest and says he was encouraged by the turnout from the non-Aboriginal community.
One of the non-Aboriginal participants was carrying a placard which read: “Justice for All, Not Just Us”.
The protestors also called on governments and police agencies to implement the recommendations contained in the final report from the Commission on First Nations and Metis People and Justice Reform.