Grand chief wants Algonquin to boycott Val-d’Or over SQ abuse allegations

Chiefs meeting with Quebec premier Wednesday

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A grand chief with the Algonquin Nation is in Montreal for an important meeting with Quebec’s premier Wednesday.

The meeting will focus on allegations that Surete du Quebec police officers sexually and physically abused Indigenous women in Val-d’Or which sits about 500 kilometres northwest of Montreal.

The Algonquin-Anishinabeg Tribal Council is aiming to put a little heat on Quebec before the meeting.

APTN’s Tom Fennario has this story.

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.