Jared Lowndes, known as Jay, a proud Wet’suwet’en man of the Laksilyu Clan, was brutally murdered by Campbell River RCMP just before 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 8.
“Jared is someone who belonged in our houses, in our clans, in our systems.”
-Laura Holland Mother of Jared
Jay was a 38-year-old father taken away from two children. He had ties to the Xwemalhkwu First Nation through his daughters, extended family and friends.
“He was a protector for those without voices. He would stand up for us when nobody else would.”
-Childhood friend Randy Geddes
Now we, the family, friends, and community who loved Jared rise up to demand justice and the end to the criminalization of Indigenous people.
Jay is the third Indigenous person shot by RCMP on Vancouver Island in the past five months, and the second to be killed.
27 Indigenous people have been killed and recorded in Canada by the RCMP in the past four years.
“Police have been killing Indigenous people, like Jared Lowndes, without cause, for long enough! We protest to stop violence and murder at the hands of the police. We demand accountability! Indigenous people will no longer live in fear!”
-Fay Blaney, Auntie to Jared
Justice for Jared, and Justice for all Indigenous people.
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