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Our Briefs focus on topical and pressing issues affecting communities on the ground and ideas that challenge the status quo.
January 23, 2018
The Promise and Failure of First Nation Policing in Ontario
By Miskaankwad Dwayne Nashkawa: 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. READ MORE