Racism flourishes in acceptance and apathy. In the RCMP, both were present.
Chad Haggerty an Indigenous Student-at-Law in Calgary, Alta. He served as a constable with the RCMP for 17 years, working mostly on First Nations reserves, before deciding to return to school to become a criminal defence lawyer. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary and now works with the law firm of Craig Hooker Shiskin. He has overcome many obstacles in his life, including a disadvantaged childhood, abuse, racism, PTSD and a conviction (and subsequent conditional discharge) for assault. He plans on using his knowledge, background and experience to help address the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the Canadian judicial system. Chad is originally from the East Prairie Metis Settlement in Northern Alberta.
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