After an incident in February where an Elder from Tataskweyak Cree Nation says he was racially profiled at a business in Thompson, a councillor from the community has organized a walk to bring awareness to racial profiling experienced by Indigenous people.
Edwin Beardy, who suffers from a muscular condition that affects his face and legs, was at The Brick to purchase a bed when a staff member accused him of being intoxicated.
The furniture company has since said that staff would undergo sensitivity training and would issue an apology to Beardy and the community.
TCN Councillor Theresa Garson calls Beardy’s experience -quote- “totally unacceptable”, and that it needs to be addressed collectively.
The walk is expected to be held Monday afternoon starting at the MKO building and ending at The Brick.