Actions and Commitments

Call to Action # 42: Justice (25-42)

Funding to AFN to develop framework an plan for First Nations policing

December 9, 2020

Public Safety Canada – Government of Canada is funding up to $1.5M to the AFN “to support the AFN to engage in initial dialogue and launch discussions recognizing the AFN as an important partner in First Nations policing reforms, and to lay the groundwork for a framework and plan to begin discussions towards co-developing legislation which recognizes First Nations policing as an essential service”.  Collaborative engagement with federal, provincial, territorial and Indigenous representatives will be crucial to advance this work. Minister Blair is continuing conversations with Indigenous leaders from across the country to explore how best to work together to achieve this, and how to better meet the needs of Indigenous communities for culturally responsive police services.