February 7, 2024 

(xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Leadership Council was alarmed to hear a live broadcast where a Powell River elected official demeaned Tla’amin First Nation peoples by mocking their language and cultural identity. This is another demonstration “caught on tape” of a racist and cowardly act towards not just Tla’amin people, but all First Nations across the country.