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June 20, 2023

First Nations women appointed to top jobs on Thunder Bay Police Services Board

Change won’t happen overnight says new chair Karen Machado. By Leanne SandersJun 20, 2023  APTN News: Two First Nations women have been appointed to the top jobs in the troubled Thunder Bay Police Services Board in an effort to improve its image. Karen Machado, a member of the Red Rock band takes over as board chair....

May 24, 2023

Indigenous education in Thunder Bay was broken. Now there are signs of hope

Warning: This story contains details that may provoke distress or trauma in some readers. Canada’s National Observer: You may have heard about the Fallen Feathers, seven students who left their First Nations in the North for high schools in Thunder Bay, Ont., and never returned home. Between 2000 and 2011, teenagers Jethro Anderson, Curran Stang,...

March 21, 2023

Thunder Bay Police Service appoints new chief as it grapples with major challenges

Darcy Fleury, coming from the RCMP in Edmonton, will start as Thunder Bay chief designate on April 17 CBC News: The Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) has named an RCMP commander from Edmonton who will take over an embattled northwestern Ontario force that’s been dealing with several controversies over the past year.    Darcy Fleury will start serving as...

January 17, 2023

Thunder Bay police chief resigns ahead of discreditable conduct hearing

The Globe and Mail: The Thunder Bay Police Services Board has accepted the resignation of suspended police chief Sylvie Hauth, just weeks before she was to face a hearing on charges of discreditable conduct and deceit. In a press release Tuesday afternoon, the board thanked Ms. Hauth for her 30 years of service and wished...

June 23, 2022

Ontario Civilian Police Commission alleges misconduct by Thunder Bay police chief

APTN – The Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) says it will hold a hearing into “certain alleged conduct” of Thunder Bay police chief Sylvie Hauth. “The OCPC has determined that a hearing into the allegations is warranted. Accordingly, a Notice of Hearing has been served on Chief Hauth setting out three counts of alleged misconduct,” said a...

March 7, 2022

Discovery of an additional 14 deaths of Indigenous people for reinvestigation

March, 7, 2022: APTN News– A deep review of sudden deaths in Thunder Bay dating back more than two decades has uncovered 14 deaths of Indigenous people that need to be reinvestigated, according to confidential report obtained by APTN. The deaths were flagged by a team of investigators tasked with poring over hundreds of sudden deaths since...

February 25, 2022

OPP announce criminal investigation into actions of Thunder Bay Police Service

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) announced that they are conducting a criminal investigation into the actions of members of the Thunder Bay Police Service.  The announcement made on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, is subsequent to the request made by the Ministry of Attorney General regarding an investigation into current human...

February 15, 2022

Broken Trust: Concerns about process

Feb. 15, 2022: CBC – A lawyer representing three of the nine First Nations families involved in the Broken Trust reinvestigations has serious concerns about the process just as it begins to wrap up, with Ontario’s chief coroner saying a final report is expected “within weeks.” While the reinvestigations were supposed to put families first, said Aboriginal Legal...

December 9, 2021

Aboriginal Legal Services Report Card

Aboriginal Legal Services Progress Report on the Recommendations of the First Nations Youth Inquest: 2017 – 2020 Agency 2017 Score 2018 Score 2019 Score 2020 Score 2021 Score Government of Canada D C+ B+ C+ B- Province of Ontario C+ B- B+ B- B- City of Thunder Bay C+ A- A B A- Nishnawbe Aski...

December 9, 2021

Aboriginal Legal Services Report Card

First Nations Youth Inquest Over-all Score Year Complete In Progress Nothing Done 2017 15% (22) 61% (88) 24% (35) 2018 49% (71) 44% (64) 7% (10) 2019 57% (82) 36% (52) 7% (10) 2020 61% (88) 33% (48) 6% (9) 2021 64% (93) 31% (45) 5% (7)...

December 9, 2021

Aboriginal Legal Services Report Card

For complete details on how each of the stakeholders have scored on the Report Card, see the attached link: Government Of Canada Province of Ontario City of Thunder Bay Nishnawbe Aski Nation Matawa Learning Centre Northern Nishnawbe Ed. Council & Dennis Fraanklin FNHS Keewaytinook Okimakanak

December 1, 2018

BROKEN TRUST Indigenous People and the Thunder Bay Police Service, December, 2018

Office of the Independent Police Review Director The OIPRD is an independent arm’s length agency of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. The OIPRD receives, manages and oversees public complaints about Ontario’s municipal, regional and provincial police. The Police Services Act gives the Independent Police Review Director the power to conduct systemic reviews. The...

December, 2018

BROKEN TRUST Indigenous People and the Thunder Bay Police Service, December, 2018

Office of the Independent Police Review Director Indigenous leaders and community members told me that TBPS investigations of Indigenous deaths and other interactions with police devalued Indigenous lives, reflected differential treatment and were based on racist attitudes and stereotypical preconceptions about Indigenous people. On November 3, 2016, I initiated this systemic review to investigate and...

November 1, 2018

Ontario Civil Police Commission

The Thunder Bay Police Services Investigation Final Report The OCPC investigation was conducted in response to concerns raised by First Nations leaders from Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Grand Council Treaty 3 and the Rainy River First Nation regarding the Thunder Bay Police Services Board’s oversight of police services following a series of deaths and race-based violence...