Spray Paint Hate

Splatsin and the City of Enderby are taking a stand on the issue of racism. Both Kukpi7 Wayne Christian and Mayor Greg McCune state zero tolerance of discrimination in the Shuswap Nation. This statement is in direct response to the vandalism of the Enderby skateboard park (original art shown above; photo by Jody Leon) where prejudicial comments were spray painted on the track.

“This is unacceptable racial defacing,” states Wayne Christian, Splatsin Chief, known as Kukpi7 Christian. “We will not tolerate discrimination,” continues Kukpi7 Christian. “Splatsin appreciates the diligent work done by the City of Enderby to quickly remove the offensive graffiti and to find and charge the criminals.”

Enderby Mayor Greg McCune added, “This racial behaviour and vandalism is unacceptable and will not be allowed in our community. We are working diligently with RCMP, who are currently following up on leads. Mayor McCune continues, “The City of Enderby will continue to work in partnership with Splatsin to make it clear that racism will not be condoned.”

If you were a witness to the vandalism, please contact the Enderby RCMP at 250-838-6818. Tips about suspicious activity may be submitted to Citizens on Patrol at www.cityofenderby.com/tips.