Allan Adam is the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief. He fought with the government and oil companies over the pollution of his land and has been a longtime advocate for Indigenous people’s rights.

On March 10 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Chief Allan Adam was brutally arrested by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer. The incident started over the RCMP officer stopping Adam and his wife about an expired license plate. Adam declared that he was “tired of being harassed by the RCMP.”  The incident escalated when during Adam’s arrest, an officer ran and knocked him to the ground. That officer continued to punch Adam while shouting “don’t resist.”  A photo of Adam’s bloody face emerged on June 6 at a press conference and the footage of the arrest was released on June 11.

 Source: CTV News

Chief Allan Adam believes he and his family were racially profiled and that the incident would not have took place if they were white. Considering the long history of discrimination against and oppression of indigenous people in Canada, it’s easy to see that the RCMP is no exception from the systemic racism that runs rampant in many institutions. In fact, the RCMP was actually originally established to control the Indigenous people in the area. Sign this petition to demand a federal investigation into the violent arrest of Chief Allan Adam by RCMP!

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