Blueberry River First Nation Faces Death Threats



On March 21, 2022, Blueberry River First Nations (BRFN) Chief Judy Dejarlais and the BRFN community were the target of a hateful and threatening voice mail message threatening her and other members of the Blueberry River First Nations with death because of changes proposed to moose and caribou hunting rules in B.C.'s northeastern region.


The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) quickly condemned this in the strongest manner any and all such threats of violence.

"Today, the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) released the following statement in response to the recent verbal threats made against the Blueberry River First Nations Chief and community:


PSAC and its member companies enjoy a strong working relationship with our First Nations partners across Canada, and we were disgusted to learn of this hateful and cowardly act of verbal aggression.


Canadians are privileged to live in a country where free speech is a fundamental right, but expressions of violence and racism such as those directed to Chief Dejarlais and the BRFN community can never be condoned, and have no place in a free and democratic society.


PSAC joins with its members, our industry, and our country as a whole, in support of the Chief and BRFN community, and the condemnation of the perpetrator of this hateful threat."

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