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PSA: Healing Walk K’jipuktuk/Halifax in Memory Of Chantel Moore

Where: Halifax Grand Parade

When: Saturday, June 13 @ 1pm

On June 13th, Indigenous people and allies will participate in a healing walk in K’jipuktuk/Halifax in memory of Chantel Moore. Healing walks will also take place in Edmundston, Fredericton, Moncton and Membertou that same day.

Chantel died at the hands of the police on June 4th during a wellness check. The day before was the one year anniversary of the final report from the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

“Our Healing Walk should never be called a “protest”, this is not our traditional word, we instead use “Ikatomone”(eek-gut-moh-neh) which translates to “let’s guard” our way of life, our languages, our ceremonies, our rights to declare justice,” reads an excerpt of the Healing Walk Protocol. Attendees are asked to read and follow the Healing Walk Protocol composed by Dr. Imelda Perley (Opolahsomuwehs), which is written in the Facebook event description.

Participants are asked to follow safety precautions of social distancing (2 metres), hand sanitizing and wearing masks to remain safe from Covid-19.

Those who aren’t able to attend in person are asked to write to Edmundston’s city council, demanding justice for Chantel. Here’s a template letter that’s been developed: