Intimidation of members of the Essipit community

The Conseil de la Première Nation des Innus Essipit (CPNIE) was reportedly the target of a gun attack on July 15.

Intimidation of members of the Essipit community

The Conseil de la Première Nation des Innus Essipit (CPNIE) was reportedly the target of a gun attack on July 15.

The events would have taken place at the end of the morning in the sector of the church of Longue-Rive, on the North Shore.

The alleged shot of a rifle bullet ended up in mud a very short distance from one of the couple's children.

The band community denounced the incident, when members of the CPNIE were allegedly intimidated with a rifle when they were fishing for lobster on the Longue-Rive flats. The event had the effect of a shock wave.

“Our community has never been the victim of an act of such violence. Using a firearm towards humans, moreover in the presence of children, leaves us speechless,” community leader Martin Dufour said in a statement.

Like other First Nations in Canada, members of the First Nation of

Innu Essipit are authorized, under section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, to fish for food, social and ceremonial purposes.

An investigation is underway by the Sûreté du Québec.

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