A few things need to be pointed out here.
1) The removed youth was basically told by her entire community that she didn’t belong there. They told her with their complicity. Take a moment and think about how humiliating that must have been.
2) She was standing up against the FNEA because she believed it was going to hurt her community – she was basically punished for bravely standing up for her people.
3) Why was the police officer caressing her back like that? That is inappropriate and speaks loudly to how men feel that there are no rules when touching female Indigenous bodies.
4) There was a woman shouting, “This is what reconciliation looks like! Where is her leader?!?” Lady, you were right there. There are times when we just have to do the right thing. As an adult woman, you could have told them that they have no right to do that to an Indigenous girl by actually getting involved.