Youth charged with assault against First Nation woman in Thunder Bay

A 15-year-old male from Thunder Bay has been charged with assault and will full promotion of hatred after an assault on a First Nations woman earlier this month.

 

A 15-year-old male from Thunder Bay has been charged with assault and will full promotion of hatred after an assault.

The charges come after an incident was recorded and posted on social media earlier this month.

The cell phone video shows a male striking a female on the street.

Police have confirmed she was a First Nation woman.

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Willow is an Oji-Cree Anishinabe from Sandy Lake First Nation. Her background is in print journalism and she studied multimedia before entering broadcast news . She is passionate about the stories of the Anishinabe in northwestern Ontario, particularly in the remote north.

8 thoughts on “Youth charged with assault against First Nation woman in Thunder Bay

  1. So is the default notion of youth, and woman, “white”? Why the racial descriptor for the woman and not the youth? There are different levels of violence. Structural and linguistic is one. Can we try to level the playing field where and when we can?

    Regardless, I’ll be interested to see if “willful promotion of hatred” is brought forth as a charge. The crown office there isn’t exactly known for their protection of indigenous people under their treaty obligations.

    1. Totally unacceptable. You need to teach these Teens or whoever that this hatred and violence against first nation people, human beings is in no way shape or form acceptable.

      They want to act like This, they can be tried and punished. Only way to stop this hatred is by trying them like adults and show EVERY ONE that this hatred is punishable by law.

      Thunder Bay is becoming a dangerous place for first nation people. Makes me sick to my stomach to see such hatred for absolutely nothing.
      Been hearing about all the atrocities going on in Thunder Bay. Nothing to be proud of.

      STOP your hatred. Those in charge of running the town, the mayor, get your head out of your ASS and do something to stop this hatred going on there.

  2. Racism is a curse to humanity, we need a new law in Canada targeting racism , a hate crime law if violence results in death – life in prison

  3. So is the default notion of youth, and woman, “white”? Why the racial descriptor for the woman and not the youth? There are different levels of violence. Structural and linguistic is one. Can we try to level the playing field where and when we can?

    Regardless, I’ll be interested to see if “willful promotion of hatred” is brought forth as a charge. The crown office there isn’t exactly known for their protection of indigenous people under their treaty obligations.

    1. Totally unacceptable. You need to teach these Teens or whoever that this hatred and violence against first nation people, human beings is in no way shape or form acceptable.

      They want to act like This, they can be tried and punished. Only way to stop this hatred is by trying them like adults and show EVERY ONE that this hatred is punishable by law.

      Thunder Bay is becoming a dangerous place for first nation people. Makes me sick to my stomach to see such hatred for absolutely nothing.
      Been hearing about all the atrocities going on in Thunder Bay. Nothing to be proud of.

      STOP your hatred. Those in charge of running the town, the mayor, get your head out of your ASS and do something to stop this hatred going on there.

  4. Racism is a curse to humanity, we need a new law in Canada targeting racism , a hate crime law if violence results in death – life in prison

  5. Its getting worse in thunder bay for our people to stay. I wish white people and to all race. Have respect for one another

  6. Its getting worse in thunder bay for our people to stay. I wish white people and to all race. Have respect for one another

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