Police Accused Of Verbal Assault During Training Session On Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women

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The Walk a Mile film about missing and murdered Indigenous women was used as part of a training session with Thunder Bay police in July. (Thunderstone Pictures) The Walk a Mile film about missing and murdered Indigenous women was used as part of a training session with Thunder Bay police in July. (Thunderstone Pictures)

‘What do we do when we’re sending women in to do training on race relations and they feel violated?’

CBC News Posted: Sep 13, 2016

Police officers in Thunder Bay, Ont., are being accused of verbally assaulting a facilitator who was delivering cross-cultural training on Indigenous issues, but a city official says it was all a misunderstanding.

“It just got really bad,” said the facilitator, whom CBC News has agreed not to name because she fears that speaking out could have implications for her employment.

‘The behaviour was really ridiculous.’– cultural training facilitator

Thunder Bay trains local volunteers who are paid an honorarium to conduct training sessions for all city staff, including first responders such as police.

Police officers were “disruptive and dismissive”…

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