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December 18, 2023

‘My way of giving back’: Officer in Tsuut’ina Nation in Alberta proud of community

Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service Const. Kenny Big Plume on patrol on the Tsuut’ina Nation, near Calgary Photo: Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press. The Canadian Press – Const. Kenny Big Plume knows the snow-covered roads running through the Tsuut’ina reserve like the back of his hand. Big Plume, 33, was raised by his grandparents on the...

December 18, 2023

Mi’kmaw peacekeepers program launches in 7 N.B. communities

14 people train in conflict management, helping people in crisis CBC Indigenous: Fourteen peacekeepers graduated from a new training program and are now serving seven Mi’kmaw communities across New Brunswick, aiming to provide an alternative to enforcement-based policing. Tristan Sock is already on the job in L’nui Menuikuk, Indian Island First Nation, about 65 kilometres north of Moncton. “In my experience as soon...

September 7, 2023

CPKN/CACP Forum on Principles and Practices of Authentic Engagement with Indigenous Communities

NationTalk: The Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN) and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) are working in collaboration with the Vancouver Police Department to host a two-day forum on Principles and Practices of Authentic Engagement with Indigenous Communities. Historically, government agencies have rarely prioritized authentic engagement with Indigenous peoples.  The relationships between public...

June 1, 2023

Indigenous police unit just a starting point for Ottawa, community members say

Local community members tell CBC what they would like to see with new unit CBC News: Some members of Indigenous communities in Ottawa have mixed feelings as the city’s police force plans to create an Indigenous unit, urging caution that more work is needed to build acceptance and understanding. On Monday, the Ottawa Police Service released its...