Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

August 18, 2009 15:39 ET

Death of Curtis Brick

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Health/Medical Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor VANCOUVER, BC, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2009) - The Union of BC Indian Chiefs will hold a press conference in Vancouver on the morning of Thursday, August 20th in response to the death of Curtis Brick.

On the afternoon of July 29, 2009, one of the hottest days ever recorded in Vancouver, Curtis Black, a homeless Aboriginal man, was found in obvious physical distress in Vancouver's Grandview Park. Eyewitnesses have provided details suggesting that Curtis may have been exposed to the heat for the entire day. This unfolding tragedy was made worse when Vancouver Fire Department and BC Ambulance personnel arrived on-scene and showed little compassion nor concern for Curtis.

When:
Thursday, August 20th

Time:
10:00 AM

Where:
5th floor, 342 Water Street
Vancouver, BC

Who:
Karen Brick, Curtis' sister
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President, Union of BC Indian Chiefs
Christine Smith-Parnell, Executive Director, Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Services Society
David Eby, Executive Director, BC Civil Liberties Association /For further information: http://www.ubcic.bc.ca/ IN: HEALTH, JUSTICE, POLITICS, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President, Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
    Primary Phone: 250-490-5314
    Secondary Phone: 604-684-0231
    E-mail: president@ubcic.bc.ca