The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government is saddened by the recent tragic death of a member of the Metepenagiag community, on June 12, 2020 at the hands of the RCMP.
Colonial settler state violence has impacted and continues to impact Indigenous communities in many ways, perpetuating a legacy of neo-colonial ideologies that we are trying to break free from. As a community, we are trying to heal and revitalize Mi’gmaq resurgence from the hands of Canada’s oppressive colonial systems/institutions. The tragic death and violence of our relative reminds us today that settler state violence continues to occur to this day. This is the ninth Indigenous person killed by police, since COVID-19 began.
Out of respect for the community of Metepenagiag, the Migwite’tm 2020 fireworks will be postponed until further notice. The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government sends our thoughts, prayers and support to the Levi family and the community of Metepenagiag.