Maxwell Johnson, left, a Heiltsuk Nation man, in the ceremonial area of the Big House in Bella Bella, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in preparation for the Vancouver Police department’s formal apology and feast. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito) By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS BELLA BELLA, B.C.- Maxwell Johnson looked out at empty chairs reserved for two Vancouver police officers who didn’t attend an event originally intended to be an Indigenous apology ceremony for the false arrests of Johnson and his granddaughter nearly three years ago. Johnson said the past three years have been difficult, to the point of being close to suicide, and he pointed to family members nearby at Monday’s event as his source of strength. “I’m having really bad anxiety right now,” said Johnson, whose knees were
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