While the original intent of the Anishnaabek Police Services (APS) was to deliver peacekeeping in a more traditional sense to our communities, lack of recognition and support has resulted in a system that produces First Nation OPP officers who aren’t trained in the specificities of policing / peacekeeping in a First Nation context and a service that is disconnected from First Nation aspirations for self-governance.
Miskaankwad Dwayne Nashkawa
@Miskaankwaad Dwayne Nashkawa has been the Chief Executive Officer of Nipissing First Nation, located on the shores of Lake Nipissing in northern Ontario since 2004. He has spent his career working in First Nations in senior roles in the areas of natural resources development, treaty research, governance and administration. Dwayne has led various tripartite negotiations including the Ontario First Nations Policing Agreement and the Anishinabek Trapping Agreement. Dwayne also participated in negotiations for the settlement of the Nipissing Boundary Claim Settlement and various community governance initiatives. Dwayne is a member of the Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation located on the Bruce Peninsula and is a proud father of three.