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Hundreds support healing walk for Chantel Moore

Many attendees carried sacred drums and wore traditional First Nations clothing in memory of the 26-year old woman
Hundreds participate in a healing walk along Barrington Street that began at Halifax's Grand Parade (Steve Gow/NEWS 95.7)

Hundreds gathered at Halifax's Grand Parade on Saturday to participate in a healing walk in honour of Chantel Moore. 

The 26-year old Indigenous woman was shot and killed during a wellness check by RCMP officers in Edmundston, New Brunswick on June 4.

People gathered outside City Hall around 1:30 p.m, many carrying sacred drums, flags and wearing traditional First Nations clothing.

The event in Halifax was occurring simultaneously alongside similar ceremonies in Edmundston, Moncton, Fredericton and Membertou.

The event was also marred by another Indigenous death at the hands of police Friday night.

Rodney Levi, of the Metepenagiag First Nation, was shot and killed after New Brunswick RCMP responded to a report of a "disturbed" individual.

After use of a stun gun proved unsuccessful in detaining the individual, officials say Levi allegedly charged officers with a knife.

Levi was later taken to hospital where he died from his injuries.

Quebec's independent police watchdog has been asked to investigate the incident.


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