‘Try Telling The Truth’

It started with this Chief’s tweet:

Today a young First Nations man died in Onigaming. 911 was called. The ambulance parked at the edge of our reserve + wouldn’t come help. As his family provided chest compressions, the paramedics let this young man die.

This is racism.”

https://twitter.com/ChiefCopenace/status/1570445360492937221

This, of course, was quickly followed by a flood of self-righteous ‘allies’ demanding punishment of the ‘racist’ paramedics. Some examples:

I am so sorry for your loss. Just tragic. The “paramedics” should be held accountable and at the very least fired.

Tears are in this settler’s eyes.

https://twitter.com/TrevorHume/status/1570517547749085184

I keep telling people that this country is dangerous for Indigenous people and I am so sorry this happened. it is criminal.

https://twitter.com/WokeIndigenous/status/1570460971633897472

Condolences to you, the young man’s family and your community. Condolences to all Indigenous people who must bear the pain of another injustice, another hate crime, another inquiry another apology without substance and the status quo remains. #genocide

https://twitter.com/sandradelaronde/status/1570449824872386563

There is absolutely No excuse for their behaviour. They need to be fired & held accountable for this. They easily could have gone in & saved this man & dealt with the consequences (if there were any) later.

https://twitter.com/j5a/status/1570519733958746112

Can these individuals not be charged under the criminal code? Manslaughter/second degree murder.”

https://twitter.com/medecin1/status/1570589354577502209

It turns out that the paramedics had to wait for a police escort before proceeding onto the reserve. The reality was buried in the deluge of criticism:

It isn’t racism and you know it. You know very well bad things happened to emergency crews previously and the location has been marked as one that requires a police escort for the safety of the ambulance crew. They are not there to risk their lives in order to save others.”

https://twitter.com/JoeHutzal/status/1571105019952533506

I was reminded of this story from 2015:

B.C.’s representative for children and youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, said she estimates there are about 25 of B.C.’s 203 ‘First Nations’ who have so-called ‘no-go zones’ on their reserves, in attempts to prevent visits from social workers… She called on ‘First Nations’ leaders to OBEY THE LAW.

I expect and I believe and I hope that every single leader of the 203 ‘First Nations’ in British Columbia will accept that what happened here was wrong, that they do not say to child welfare, ‘IF YOU COME ON THIS RESERVE, YOU WILL BE SHOT’… That can’t happen.”

https://endracebasedlaw.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/no-go-zones-on-b-c-reserves/

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Ojibways of Onigaming ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 840 people} is an Ojibwe or Ontario Saulteaux ‘First Nation’ located in Kenora District, Ontario near Nestor Falls, Ontario.

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