On July 8, 2021, Jared Lowndes (Wet’suwet’en) was attacked & murdered by the Campbell River RCMP on July 8, 2021. In these months, his family has courageously gathered to call attention to the genocidal system that murdered him. Laura Holland & Family lead this work and remind us all: DON'T BACK DOWN.
Photos here are from October 22, International Day Against Police Brutality. Last night Stark Raven featured recordings from the event. Listen to the full episode on Spotify.
Join Us October 22nd
International Day of Protest Against Police Brutality
Oppenheimer Park 12-5 pm
Anniversay Memorial for Anthony Aust
In October 2022, Laura Holland traveled to unceded, unsurrendered Algonquin Anishinaabe Territory, so-called Ottawa, to attend the second anniversary memorial for Anthony Aust. Anthony Aust was murdered by the Ottawa Police Service on October 7, 2020. During this trip, the Aust family announced their lawsuit against the Ottawa Police, as part of their continued fight for justice. During this trip, Laura stood alongside other families whose lives have been shattered by police murder - Bridget Tolley (daughter of Gladys Tolley), Claudette Beals-Clayton (mother of Regis Korchinski-Paquet), Lorna Robsinon (mother of Jermaine Carby), Ann Marie White (mother of Jamal Francique), and of course, Nhora Aust (mother of Anthony Aust) and the Justice for Anthony Aust Collective.
During her time in so-called Ottawa, Laura also joined the Community Panel and Dinner: "I thought you would be the last one. Families will never heal until police murders stop!": A community panel and dinner to hear from the families of victims of policing in honour of Anthony Aust and to mark the two year anniversary of his murder at the hand of the Ottawa Police. You can watch the full panel here: https://www.facebook.com/CPEPgroup/videos/634067464898246
In September 2022 #JusticeForJared supported calls to action on the 5 month anniversary of Haida Elder Jimmie Johannesson’s death during a “wellness check” conducted by the Surrey RCMP.
‘Calls to Action’ issued 5 months after cops shoot Surrey man dead during ‘wellness’ check
August 2022 marked a deadly & dangerous month, with multiple IIO investigations regarding the conduct of the VPD. #JusticeForJared joined advocacy in support of the family of Chris Amyotte, who was killed by the VPD on August 22, and called for justice and action following an incident of “serious harm” done by the VPD on July 30.
July 8 marked the first anniversary of Jared’s murder at the hands of the Campbell River RCMP. This anniversary was marked by an action in Campbell River, where family and friends of Jared Lowndes and supporters of #JusticeForJared gathered to bring attention to his unjust murder.
Calls for inquiry after First Nations man in B.C. dies during RCMP distress call
In June, Laura Holland travelled to lək̓ʷəŋən and WSÁNEĆ territory, joining Martha Martin’s annual memorial “Honouring Our Children: Remember Their Names.” This walk, organized by Martha Martin, the mother of Chantel Moore, brought together families from Turtle Island, who marched on the BC Legislature to bring attention to the deaths of their children at the hands of police. The rally at the legislature brought together the Martin Family (family of Chantel Moore & Mike Martin) as well as families of Jermaine Carby, Anthony Aust, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Julian Jones.
Protect Indigenous Life. Defend Indigenous Lives.
(On Broadway at Nanaimo)
RCMP Murdered an Indigenous Man... Reconcile That! In red there are the first names of men who were shot and killed by RCMP in Canada. (Willingfon Overpass above No 1 Highway)
Stop Killing Us. Stop Hunting Indigenous People. Justice for All Slain. Disarm Police. Always-on Body Cams.
(On Boundary and Marine Drive)
End Systemic Racism Pamphlet
Click the button to download the Flyer. Print copies, get them out around town and take action! Created by Jen Gobby, Marlene Hale
Honour All Mothers who Grieve for their Children Killed by Police
Sunday May 8, 12-2 PM
#JusticeForJared and folks from Defund 604 Network will be tabling at Spartacus Books.
We acknowledge Mother’s Day For Peace, and honour all mothers who grieve children killed by police.
Canada is waging war on Indigenous People, and police murders are one part of this genocide.
We will be raising awareness about #JusticeForJared and the upcoming “Honouring Our Children” walk, organized by Martha Martin, mother to Chantel Moore and Mike Martin.
Access Info for Spartacus Books: - Masks required, PPE onsite. - Entrance and interior space are ground floor, no stairs - Bathroom is not gendered - We have fluorescent lighting - We often play music (sometimes loud) but you can totally ask us to turn it down for you - Front door: 31.5″ wide (double doors, can be opened to 68″), handle height 39.5″, door swings out to the street - Bathroom door 29.5″ wide, handle height 39.5″, door swings into bathroom - Space between bathroom door to toilet: 32″ - Space between toilet edge and opposite wall: minimum 21″ (opposite wall is at an angle) - Toilet height: 15.5″ - Sink height: 32″ - Dimensions of bathroom: 59″x72″
ID1. Red, black and gold background. White text on a red background: “Justice For Jared. 10 months no justice. #JusticeForJared will be tabling at Spartacus Books, 1983 Commercial Dr, 12-2 PM on May 8, "Mother's Day." Justice for all mothers grieving police murders!”
ID2. Red, black and gold background. Handmade banner. Text: “Join Martha Martin for Honouring Our Children. No Justice, No Peace. Remember their Names. Tofino to Victoria, May 29 to June 4. Jared Lowndes. “Don’t Back Down.” JusticeForJared.Org. Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Julian Jones, Jamala Francique, Eishia Hudson, Clay Drawford, Rodney Levi, Chantel Moore, Mike Martin.”
#JusticeForJared organizes for International Day Against Police Brutality
Public Art Show!
"Honour Their Names" is an art-show and organizing space, created to mark International Day Against Police Brutality (March 15th). The event is organized on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nations.
From March 15-19 there will be an art show and programming at Gallery Gachet featuring pieces honouring Indingeous people shot and killed by the cops.