Activists question why Montreal police released Inuk woman into industrial area at midnight on a Friday

Officials who work with Indigenous people in Montreal are asking why an Inuk woman was released by police at midnight on a Friday in an industrial area of the city.

Mina Aculiak was in Montreal getting treatment of an injury she sustained after being run over by a police car in her home community of Umiujaq, Nunavik.

Police say she was arrested after causing a disturbance at the hospital.

After being released, Aculiak disappeared for five days.

 

 

 

 

Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN / Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.

16 thoughts on “Activists question why Montreal police released Inuk woman into industrial area at midnight on a Friday

  1. What is wrong with the police? They need to be held accountable and disciplined. This is NOT acceptable! Did they think no one would care? Or find out? Or what? Why do that?

  2. What is wrong with the police? They need to be held accountable and disciplined. This is NOT acceptable! Did they think no one would care? Or find out? Or what? Why do that?

  3. Called starlight tours. Google it. Police drove firsrt nations people outside the city and dropped them off. Some died.

  4. Called starlight tours. Google it. Police drove firsrt nations people outside the city and dropped them off. Some died.

  5. Thank God she is found safe, but why on earth they release the lady in the industrial area? Unless the motives are to put her life in danger.
    Digusting criminal and evil act.

  6. The police are still up to their old tricks huh. That’s an old police manoeuvre, they used to do it a lot in Alberta; in winter some have died or disappeared entirely because of it. Thank you for bringing it to public attention.

      1. Aboriginal people have been treated very poorly across Canada. She was from the high arctic region and was dumped in an area that she could nd know and was dangerous to her well being. Put yourself in her position and you would not ask this question but would be outrage.d

  7. Wow, was pretty hard to comment or type anything until I hit the word post. N wonder there are no comments. Why isn’t there more information as I find this quite disgusting and disturbing, why in an industrial area where she has to walk so far to anything? If the police drove her over I find it very strange that they would do this in Canada. I’m going to see if I can find this Tory elsewhere. Meanwhile please note that you can’t start a comment in the comment section until you hit post.

  8. Thank God she is found safe, but why on earth they release the lady in the industrial area? Unless the motives are to put her life in danger.
    Digusting criminal and evil act.

  9. The police are still up to their old tricks huh. That’s an old police manoeuvre, they used to do it a lot in Alberta; in winter some have died or disappeared entirely because of it. Thank you for bringing it to public attention.

      1. Aboriginal people have been treated very poorly across Canada. She was from the high arctic region and was dumped in an area that she could nd know and was dangerous to her well being. Put yourself in her position and you would not ask this question but would be outrage.d

  10. Wow, was pretty hard to comment or type anything until I hit the word post. N wonder there are no comments. Why isn’t there more information as I find this quite disgusting and disturbing, why in an industrial area where she has to walk so far to anything? If the police drove her over I find it very strange that they would do this in Canada. I’m going to see if I can find this Tory elsewhere. Meanwhile please note that you can’t start a comment in the comment section until you hit post.

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