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Funeral service Thursday for young Indigenous woman shot by Edmundston police

An undated photo of Chantel Moore, who was shot and killed by Edmundston police on June 4, 2020.
An undated photo of Chantel Moore, who was shot and killed by Edmundston police on June 4, 2020. Courtesy of Eugene Moore

A funeral service is being held Thursday for Chantel Moore, a 26-year-old Indigenous woman who was killed by police in Edmundston, N.B., last week.

The private service is being held in the New Brunswick community where she had moved three months ago to be near her mother and six-year-old daughter.

READ MORE: N.B. chiefs push province for inquiry into ‘systemic bias’ after police shooting

A dozen family members from British Columbia arrived earlier this week to support family in New Brunswick.

Police say Moore’s death came when an officer performing a wellness check allegedly encountered a woman with a knife.

READ MORE: Indigenous woman from B.C. dead after police shooting in Edmundston, N.B.

The shooting is being investigated by Quebec’s independent police investigation agency, the Bureau des enquetes independantes.

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There have been calls for a broader inquiry to review what is being called “systemic bias” against Indigenous people in the province’s policing and criminal justice systems.