Vigil for Chantel Moore happening Saturday afternoon in Vancouver

Jun 20 2020, 1:15 pm

There’s a march and vigil planned in Vancouver Saturday afternoon to honour Chantel Moore, an Indigenous woman from Vancouver Island who was shot and killed by New Brunswick police earlier this month.

The 26-year-old Tla-o-qui-aht woman had recently moved to Edmundston, New Brunswick, and someone asked police to do a wellness check on her in the early hours of June 4. When an officer arrived, he shot and killed her.

According to police, Moore was holding a knife and uttering threats at the time.

Now, protesters are gathering at the Vancouver Police Department station at the bottom of the Cambie Street Bridge for a vigil Saturday at 1 pm.

“The police in Edmundston and across Canada need to know that the continued violence towards and neglect of indigenous women’s lives will no longer be tolerated,” organizers wrote on a Facebook event for the demonstration.

From there, protesters will march to nearby Hinge Park.

Everyone attending is asked to wear a mask, and consider bringing a candle and wearing yellow or gold in memory of Moore, because she was known to tell family and friends to “stay gold.”