February 14, 2019 7:28 am
Updated: February 14, 2019 8:28 am

Two women investigated for anti-Indigenous comments given conditions by mediation circle

Two Manitoba woman arrested over online comments that threatened Indigenous people have been given seven recommendations as they move forward.

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Two Manitoba women arrested over online comments that threatened violence against Indigenous people have been given seven conditions following a mediation circle on a First Nation.

The recommendations include sending handwritten apologies to news outlets, 80 hours of community service on a First Nation, and to attend a cultural awareness camp on residential schools.

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The two women were arrested on suspicion of uttering threats and public incitement of hatred after posts calling for “shoot an Indian day” and another suggesting a “24-hour purge” appeared on Facebook last summer.

The comments were quickly condemned by many people. A hair salon in Flin Flon said one of the women who posted was no longer an employee.

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The women were never formally charged with crimes and instead took part in a meditation circle on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation.

In a news release, the First Nation says if the women don’t accept the conditions they will be referred back to the criminal justice system.

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