If the RCMP treats the women in its own ranks the way it apologized for last week, how did it treat the investigation into hundreds of missing and murdered aboriginal women at the centre of the national inquiry?
That’s one of the questions being asked by the leaders of the First Nations Summit.
They say the conduct of the RCMP needs to be included in the Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls.
First Nations Summit Political Executive Cheryl Casimer says some of the allegations women have is that complaints weren’t taken seriously by police, others have more serious outcomes.
“There have been allegations of women who were brought into detachments where they were held and were put into what they call the ‘drunk tank’ and found themselves to be in a situation where they were sexually assaulted,” she said.
Meanwhile The Native Women’s Association says 28 per cent of the cases of murdered or missing aboriginal women happened in B.C., followed by 16 per cent in Alberta.