Three Full Days of Solution-based Programming
The National Symposium location will be at the Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The coordinating team has planned out an excellent and interactive three day solution-based gathering.
The overall purpose of the national symposium is to showcase best practices and lesson learned on First Nation Policing and Indigenous Justice models that will inform the development of a comprehensive and transformative northern strategy.
This northern driven symposium will highlight and address the Justice Sector Calls to Action within the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report on Residential Schools as they relate to northern Saskatchewan. The gathering will bring together First Nations leaders, Elders, Grassroots people, Indigenous justice and Police professionals, Lawyers, Educators, Government officials, Policy makers, Professors, and Youth.
WORKING TOGETHER TO LOWER CRIME & VICTIMIZATION
PROMOTING SAFETY AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES IN NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN
Provincial, National, & International Participation
There will be thought provoking topics in the concurrent sessions along with entertainment, storytelling, cultural demonstrations and trade show booths. The symposium has a strong emphasis on Indigenous engagement. First Nations solutions will complement and transform the Justice System and Policing sector.
It provides opportunities for PAGC First Nations to participate in knowledge exchange activities with professionals and Indigenous groups. There will be key note presentations, interactive workshops, panel discussions, sharing circles, and workshop sessions.
Participants will take part in the dialogue, be able to ask questions, and make recommendations on the improvement of the Justice System and Policing Sector that reflect First Nation cultures.
Prince Albert Grand Council
In the 1960’s, the twelve Chiefs of the Prince Albert District formed a political alliance, to collectively work together on common issues, which was formalized under the Charter of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indians (FSI). In the early years, the Chiefs met during the FSI All Chiefs Conferences, to discuss pressing issues and to elect a District Representative, who sat on the Executive Council of the FSI, which later became known as the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN).
Initially, the Prince Albert District Chiefs (PADC) only addressed concerns of a political nature and did not employee any staff, with the exception of the fifteen employees they hired, at the beginning of the 1975/1976 school year, to operate the School Block of the Prince Albert Indian Student Residence (PAISR), which was still under the control of Indian Affairs, at that time. Then, in 1982, a Convention Act was passed, formalizing the organization. This was followed by the development of the administrative side of the organization, in 1984, which was incorporated as the PADC Management Company.
In 1989, the organization developed a new logo and the name was changed to the Prince Albert Tribal Council (PATC). The Chiefs of the newly formed tribal council passed a new Convention Act, in 1993, and the name of the organization was officially changed to the Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC). The PAGC Convention is based upon the primacy and independence of each of the twelve First Nations and identifies the national, cultural and political principles that the Grand Council is founded upon and under which it is required to act. The new Convention also supports the devolution or transfer of services currently offered by PAGC to individual First Nations, as requested.
For more information about the Prince Albert Grand Council visit our website at www.pagc.sk.ca
The Program operates in accordance with the First Nations Policing Policy (1991), a national framework for the provision of policing services in First Nation and Inuit communities.
Policing services are supported through tripartite policing agreements among the federal government, provincial or territorial governments, and First Nation or Inuit communities.
News Release by Federal Government – January 10, 2018
Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced a federal investment of up to $291.2 million over five years, starting in 2018–2019, for policing in First Nation and Inuit communities.
This funding will be dedicated to communities currently served under the First Nations Policing Program (FNPP). For the first time, the federal funding commitment is on-going for the long-term and will include a 2.75% escalator to address inflation.
TWO TYPES OF POLICING MODELS:
Under the SA model, a First Nation or Inuit community, or group of communities, negotiates a tripartite agreement with the federal government and a provincial/territorial government to administer its own police service.
Community Tripartite Agreement
Under the CTA model, a First Nation or Inuit community, or group of communities, negotiates with the federal and provincial or territorial government to be policed by its own dedicated contingent of police officers from an existing police service (e.g., the Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP]).
The SA and CTA’S identified their successes in establishing relationships with the communities they serve.
CTAs can draw upon resources from RCMP headquarters to provide detachments with technical support or information on specific programs, SA police services are basically left on their own to develop programs.
Available crime statistics show that, for most communities with SA services, crime rates and the Crime Severity Index (CSI) have declined.
While there is a decline in the number of criminal code incidents, this may not necessarily reflect overall workload, but rather changes in deployment as in the case of police officers spending more time on mental health or substance abuse, or public order maintenance activities that are not readily measured.
Community & Culturally Sensitive Policing
The rate of police officers per 1,000 residents is 4.95 for SAs and 1.80 for CTAs (the rate for CTAs includes the Aboriginal Community Constable Program).
Nationally, the rate of police officers per 1,000, off-reserve residents is 1.92 officers.
Through Budget 2017, the Government of Canada allocated $13.7 million over two years to support new Permanent Bilateral Mechanisms WITH the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and the Métis National Council
Indigenous leaders can engage with Federal Ministers to develop policy on shared priorities and to monitor progress moving forward. These discussions cover a wide range of issues, including TRIBAL POLICING.
Northern Saskatchewan First Nation Policing needs
- There is a high demand for First Nations Policing Services in Northern Saskatchewan; Culturally sensitive to the region;
- Community Peace Keepers can complement a FN Police Force;
- There are opportunities for Partnerships for example with the Meadow Lake Tribal Council and Saskatoon Tribal Council;
- Develop a FN Police Force to serve our Communities that will complement RCMP and Municipal Police services;
- Consider a Self-Administered Model;
- HIGH QUALITY OFFICER TRAINING PROGRAM
- B.A. in Policing at U of R or 7 months at Sask Polytech
- FURTHER IN-SERVICE TRAINING – RCMP & CANADIAN POLICE COLLEGE
- CONSIDER SASKATCHEWAN POLICE SERVICES ACT – EQUAL FUNDING LEVELS
Possible Steps to Establish FN Police Force
- Letter of intent to federal minister of Public safety
- Letter of intent to provincial Minister of corrections & Policing
- Letter of intent to Provincial justice minister
- Community readiness – Needs analysis - Feasibility study
- PAGC Resolution – Political commitment
- Working group – terms of reference - proposal development
- Memorandum of understanding – tripartite agreement
- Saskatchewan police services act – funding arrangement
- Governance – first Nation Police commission creation
- Experienced Chief of police - Deputy chief of police - inspectors
- sergeants of detachments – police constables
- role of rcmp in the north – capital crime
- training (high level University or college) (Culturally sensitive)
- recruitment (Hire from other police forces) (Laddering)
Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) - ONTARIO
- NAPS is the largest First Nations police service in Canada
- NAPS is the 2nd largest First Nations police service in North America.
- NAPS employs over 134 uniform officers and 30 civilians.
- NAPS polices 35 communities across the NAN territory which encompasses nearly 2/3 of the Province of Ontario.
- NAPS has operational linkages to federal, provincial and municipal police services.
- NAPS recently became part of the Ontario Polices Services Act which includes equal access to resources and funding.
Nisnawbe aski Police service salaries
Salary, Effective January 1, 2018
* Constable-in-Training position is not enrolled in the pension or benefits package.
Rank Annual Bi-Weekly Hourly
*Constable-in-Training (OPC) $53,811.68 $2,069.68 $25.87
4th Class Constable (0-14 Months) $68,611.40 $2,638.90 $32.99
3rd Class Constable (14-28 Months) $78,419.12 $3,016.12 $37.70
2nd Class Constable (28-42 Months) $87,241.44 $3,355.44 $41.94
1st Class Constable (42+ Months) $98,017.92 $3,769.92 $47.12
FILE HILLS FIRST NATIONS POLICE SERVICE
- Several models were tried and eventually evolved into the File Hills First Nations Police Service which was incorporated on December 20th, 2002 as Saskatchewan’s first and only Self-administered stand-alone police service.
- The FHFNPS proudly carries on the traditional role of helpers and protectors from First Nations ancestors.
- Serving 5 First Nations communities located in the Treaty Four Tribal Territory; Okanese FN; Peepeekisis FN; Carry the Kettle FN; Star Blanket FN and Little Black Bear FN,
- The members of the FHFNPS have taken oaths to protect and to work with the communities to enforce the laws of Canada as set out in the articles enshrined in Treaty #4, 1874 by the First Peoples’ signatory Tribal Chiefs and Her Majesty’s Government.
BLOOD TRIBE POLICE SERVICE – BLOOD TRIBE RESERVE – STAND-OFF ALBERTA
- Traditionally adopted the tribal scout system
- 1991 – blood tribe police service
- Fully autonomous police agency
- The blood tribe reserve – the largest first Nation reserve in Canada
- 10,000 registered band members
- Police operations based at stand-off. Alberta
- 33 Fully appointed police officers – 26 full time civilian staff
- Provincially recognized training – Lethbridge college – 20 weeks
- Tripartite agreement – feds/prov/blood tribe
- Governance – police commission
- Chief of police
- Deputy chief of police
- 2 inspectors
- 7 sergeants
- Police vehicles – blood/alcohol testing – cpic/pros
MANITOBA FIRST NATIONS POLICE
- Formally the Dakota Ojibway police service – 1977
- Longest operating first Nations police service in Canada
- Self-administered police model – tripartite agreement
- Serves 6 southern Manitoba reserves
- Headquarters – portage la prairie, Manitoba – centralized dispatch service 911
- Governance – police commission – 1 member from each community
- Sergeant – supervises detachments in each community, meets with Chief & Councils and local Police Committees
- 36 police officers
- 2 administrative officers
- 1 criminal investigator
- 1 crime prevention school resources officer
- 4 support staff – also guards, matron, maintenance personnel
- Training of officers – Assiniboine community college – 8 month program
- Additional in-service training
- Canadian police college in Ottawa
- RCMP Recruit Courses
- Fleet of police vehicles – boats – atvs – snowmobiles
- Additional in-service training
Land-based approaches are increasingly being used for crime prevention, intervention, outreach, and cultural sensitivity training for Justice and Correctional officials and Police officers. Elders say we must connect with the land for balance in our lives, families, and communties.
First Nations cultures and languages are rooted in the land. Our worldview of interconnectedness is developed by observing and being immersed with the natural world. Traditional values and laws are learned on the land which guide respectful thinking, behavior, and relationship building. A sense of belonging and a collective orientation is reinforced in day-to-day seasonal and cultural activities.
Land-based excursions provide an opportunity to get away from the chaotic messiness of contemporary environments. One can think clearly, share, and breathe in the fresh air while enjoying the beauty and quietness of the outdoors. Mental health counselors can be utilized for individual and group therapy combined with Traditional Healing approaches for mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical balance.
Land-based excursions require community and Elder involvement. Developing relations, team work, mentor-ship, supportive friendships, and fun filled activities are important elements of healing. Incorporating traditional spiritual ceremonies, sharing circles, daily cleansing through smudging, sweat lodges, cultural teachings, and origin stories help restore a sense of hope. The constructive release of emotional baggage can be done through various activities. Culturally appropriate services in and out of custody is essential.
It is important to provide workshops on the impacts of colonialism and residential schools. People need to learn the larger historical picture and root causes of criminal behavior. Individual work include identifying stressors, unmet needs, and skills deficits. Career visioning, education and workforce training can then be explored. In First Nations cultures, the land is both teacher and healer.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report on Residential Schools.
25. We call upon the federal government to establish a written policy that reaffirms the independence of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to investigate crimes in which the government has its own interest as a potential or real party in civil litigation.
26. We call upon the federal, provincial, and territorial governments to review and amend their respective statutes of limitations to ensure that they conform to the principle that governments and other entities cannot rely on limitation defences to defend legal actions of historical abuse brought by Aboriginal people.
27. We call upon the Federation of Law Societies of Canada to ensure that lawyers receive appropriate cultural competency training, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal– Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.
28. We call upon law schools in Canada to require all law students to take a course in Aboriginal people and the law, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal–Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and antiracism.
29. We call upon the parties and, in particular, the federal government, to work collaboratively with plaintiffs not included in the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement to have disputed legal issues determined expeditiously on an agreed set of facts.
30. We call upon federal, provincial, and territorial governments to commit to eliminating the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in custody over the next decade, and to issue detailed annual reports that monitor and evaluate progress in doing so.
31. We call upon the federal, provincial, and territorial governments to provide sufficient and stable funding to implement and evaluate community sanctions that will provide realistic alternatives to imprisonment for Aboriginal offenders and respond to the underlying causes of offending.
32. We call upon the federal government to amend the Criminal Code to allow trial judges, upon giving reasons, to depart from mandatory minimum sentences and restrictions on the use of conditional sentences. 4 | Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
33. We call upon the federal, provincial, and territorial governments to recognize as a high priority the need to address and prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and to develop, in collaboration with Aboriginal people, FASD preventive programs that can be delivered in a culturally appropriate manner.
34. We call upon the governments of Canada, the provinces, and territories to undertake reforms to the criminal justice system to better address the needs of offenders with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), including:
- Providing increased community resources and powers for courts to ensure that FASD is properly diagnosed, and that appropriate community supports are in place for those with FASD.
- Enacting statutory exemptions from mandatory minimum sentences of imprisonment for offenders affected by FASD.
- Providing community, correctional, and parole resources to maximize the ability of people with FASD to live in the community.
- Adopting appropriate evaluation mechanisms to measure the effectiveness of such programs and ensure community safety.
35. We call upon the federal government to eliminate barriers to the creation of additional Aboriginal healing lodges within the federal correctional system.
36. We call upon the federal, provincial, and territorial governments to work with Aboriginal communities to provide culturally relevant services to inmates on issues such as substance abuse, family and domestic violence, and overcoming the experience of having been sexually abused.
37. We call upon the federal government to provide more supports for Aboriginal programming in halfway houses and parole services.
38. We call upon the federal, provincial, territorial, and Aboriginal governments to commit to eliminating the overrepresentation of Aboriginal youth in custody over the next decade.
39. We call upon the federal government to develop a national plan to collect and publish data on the criminal victimization of Aboriginal people, including data related to homicide and family violence victimization.
40. We call on all levels of government, in collaboration with Aboriginal people, to create adequately funded and accessible Aboriginal-specific victim programs and services with appropriate evaluation mechanisms.
41. We call upon the federal government, in consultation with Aboriginal organizations, to appoint a public inquiry into the causes of, and remedies for, the disproportionate victimization of Aboriginal women and girls. The inquiry’s mandate would include:
- Investigation into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.
- Links to the inter-generational legacy of residential schools.
42. We call upon the federal, provincial, and territorial governments to commit to the recognition and implementation of Aboriginal justice systems in a manner consistent with the Treaty and Aboriginal rights of Aboriginal peoples, the Constitution Act, 1982, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, endorsed by Canada in November 2012.
43. We call upon federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments to fully adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the framework for reconciliation.
44. We call upon the Government of Canada to develop a national action plan, strategies, and other concrete measures to achieve the goals of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Royal Proclamation and Covenant of Reconciliation
45. We call upon the Government of Canada, on behalf of all Canadians, to jointly develop with Aboriginal peoples a Royal Proclamation of Reconciliation to be issued by the Crown. The proclamation would build on the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and the Treaty of Niagara of 1764, and reaffirm the nation-to-nation relationship between Aboriginal peoples and the Crown. The proclamation would include, but not be limited to, the following commitments:
- Repudiate concepts used to justify European sovereignty over Indigenous lands and peoples such as the Doctrine of Discovery and terra nullius.
- Adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the framework for reconciliation.
- Renew or establish Treaty relationships based on principles of mutual recognition, mutual respect, and shared responsibility for maintaining those relationships into the future.
- Reconcile Aboriginal and Crown constitutional and legal orders to ensure that Aboriginal peoples are full partners in Confederation, including the recognition and integration of Indigenous laws and legal traditions in negotiation and implementation processes involving Treaties, land claims, and other constructive agreements.
46. We call upon the parties to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement to develop and sign a Covenant of Reconciliation that would identify principles for working collaboratively to advance reconciliation in Canadian society, and that would include, but not be limited to:
- Reaffirmation of the parties’ commitment to reconciliation.
- Repudiation of concepts used to justify European sovereignty over Indigenous lands and peoples, such as the Doctrine of Discovery and terra nullius, and the reformation of laws, governance structures, and policies within their respective institutions that continue to rely on such concepts.
- Full adoption and implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the framework for reconciliation.
- Support for the renewal or establishment of Treaty relationships based on principles of mutual recognition, mutual respect, and shared responsibility for maintaining those relationships into the future.
- Enabling those excluded from the Settlement Agreement to sign onto the Covenant of Reconciliation.
- Enabling additional parties to sign onto the Covenant of Reconciliation.
47. We call upon federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments to repudiate concepts used to justify European sovereignty over Indigenous peoples and lands, such as the Doctrine of Discovery and terra nullius, and to reform those laws, government policies, and litigation strategies that continue to rely on such concepts.
Community Safety Officers and ‘Peacekeepers’ are in high demand in First Nations communities across Canada;
- Community Safety Officers complement and supplement the work of RCMP and Provincial/Municipal Police Forces;
- They are a solution to the lack of resources, police presence, and limited effectiveness in First Nation communities with high social distress;
- They are able to enforce reserve by-laws like Community Curfews which help to prevent crime and reinforce safety;
- They are the extra eyes and ears for local RCMP who require additional assistance for crime prevention and intervention;
- They are able to speak local languages and are knowledgeable of the culture, families and community dynamics;
- They are highly visible in communities – they do not wear uniforms or carry guns;
- They act as a buffer and liaison between the community and sworn police officers;
- They do not make arrests and have clear responsibilities that do not interfere with formal police duties;
- They conduct night patrols – mediate and diffuse violent situations – make community agency referrals;
- They can work toward being appointed as Special Constables;
- Community Safety Officers who are trained in accredited programs are able to ladder into formal sworn police training;
- Community Safety Officer programs that are formally organized with paid employment are sustainable in the long run;
- There is currently no federal or provincial funding that is targeted for Community Safety Officers, programs, and training;
- Funding arrangements can potentially be leveraged through tri-partite agreements between First Nations, federal, and provincial governments;
- Youth Cadet Programs can ladder into Community Safety Programs and Sworn Police Training;
- Community Safety Programs can be turned into Formal First Nations Policing arrangements through increased training and capacity building;
The Following are a Summary of Training Elements that have been reported in a variety of programs. Training can be modified to focus on community needs. Not all of these training options fit into a single model.
- Community Safety training programs can exist through partnerships with provincial post-secondary educational institutions;
- It is essential that students learn First Nations history and the impacts of colonialism and residential schools as the root cause of psycho/social distress in communities;
- Cultural awareness training through land-based approaches and traditional healing;
- Holistic worldview development; mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical;
- Community restorative justice strategies and techniques;
- Community agency integrated approach through a hub strategy and referrals;
- Activities related to Crime Prevention and School liaison services with Youth;
- Licensed Security Guard Training;
- First Aid and CPR Training;
- Emergency 1st Response Training;
- Domestic Violence Intervention Training;
- Defensive Driving Training;
- Suicide Intervention and Prevention Techniques;
- Dealing with Symptoms of Crystal Meth Addiction;
- Protecting and Securing Investigation Scenes;
- Alcohol and Drug Addictions Awareness Training;
- Aboriginal Gangs Awareness Training;
- Crowd Control Training;
- Writing Accurate Reports for Police Officers;
- Indigenous Peace Keeping Certificate;
- Search and Rescue Training;
- Practicum Training & Ride Along with Police Officers;
- On-going Physical and Self-Defense Training;
- Communications and Human Relations Training;
- Post-traumatic Stress and Coping Methods;
BEAR CLAN PATROL INCORPORATED
509 Selkirk Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 3M6
- Promoting & Providing safety;
- Conflict Resolution;
- Mobile Witnessing & Crime Prevention;
- Maintaining a Visible Presence on the Streets;
- Providing rides, Escorts, & Referrals to Community Agencies;
- Community People working with Community to Provide Personal Security;
Non-Profit Organization – Ability to accept donations by offering Charitable Tax Receipt;
- Has a GoFund Me Page
Board of Directors;
- Vice Chair
- 5 Members at Large
Bear Clan Patrol Peacekeepers
Initially started in 1992 – Went defunct – Revived in 2014 by James Favel who is the current Executive Director;
Initially began with a group of 12 patrol clan members – the goal was to scare off men (Johns) who were involved in prostitution; Taking down license plate numbers and working with city police officers in Winnipeg;
There are now 980 Bear Patrol volunteer members in Winnipeg alone;
There are also different CHAPTERS that are in 28 communities in 12 Cities & five provinces;
ONION LAKE PROGRAM
P.O. Box 89 – Onion Lake Saskatchewan – SOM 2E0
Phone (306) 344- 2042
In existence for 18 Years;
Consists of Eleven Community Safety Officers;
Provides a Training Program;
4 Modules in the Training Program;
Community has a Curfew By-Law;
Community has a direct line to Community Safety Officers through 911;
Some Peacekeepers have gone on to join Police Force as they have preparatory skills;
Onion Lake in the process of creating its own First Nations Police Force;
Encourages a Youth Cadet Program;
PELICAN NARROWS PROGRAM
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation
8 Community Members undertook ONION LAKE TRAINING PROGRAM;
1 Year Contracted Positions;
Considered Peacekeeper Security Officers;
Training Consisted of the Following;
- Emergency Response Training;
- Defensive Training;
- First Aid Training;
- Security Guard Training;
- Response to Domestic Violence;
- Act as Mediators;
- Act as 1st Responders;
- Additional Eyes & Ears for RCMP;
- Crack Down on Boot Leggers & Drug Dealers;
- Support Police with Traffic Incidents;
- Able to Calm Down People – Able to Speak Local Language;
- Peacekeepers know the Families and Community Dynamics;
- Have Clear Boundaries to Prevent Interference with Police Work;
- Ability to Enforce Community By-Laws;
COWESSESS FIRST NATION PROGRAM
P.O. Box 100 – Cowessess, Saskatchewan – S0G 5L0
Phone – (306) 696-2520 or 7383
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator of Justice
4 Full-Time Employed Community Safety Officers;
6 Casual Employed;
Patrolling & Keeping the Peace on the Reserve;
Curfew Checks as requested by Courts;
Act as Escort to Courts in Broadview and Regina;
Respond to Community Members looking for Assistance;
1st Responders Training;
July 21st, 2010 – Cowessess First Nations requested the Appointment of Community Safety Officers as Special Constables;
Letter of support provided by RCMP Broadview Detachment;
Worked with Coordinator of Justice;
- Terms and Conditions of an Appointment;
- Community needs and Province;
- Accountability Requirements;
Security Guard Training;
1st Responders Training;
Suicide Intervention & Prevention Techniques;
Respond to Family & Community Crisis Situations;
Control Crowd Activity;
Assist RCMP with Protecting & Securing Investigation Scenes;
Provide Security & Surveillance to all Public Buildings;
Provide Accurate and Written Reports;
WHITEBEAR FIRST NATION PROGRAM
Training Partnership Between:
- White Bear First Nation;
- Southeast Regional College;
Accredited Indigenous Peacekeeping Training Program – Originated in 2009;
A Pilot Training Program Initiated in 2010; (January to July 2010)
A Training Partnership;
- Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations;
Training took place in other Communities; North Battleford – Yorkton – LaRonge – Prince Albert;
Total of 58 Graduates.
Training Program is 25 Weeks in Duration;
Total of 19 Courses; (617 Classroom Hours)
- Indigenous Peacekeeping Certificate;
- Security Guard Training Licensing;
- Search & Rescue Training;
- Suicide Intervention and Prevention Training;
- CPR and First Aid Training;
Total of 4 Experience Practicums; (90 Practicum Hours)
- Supervised by RCMP in Carlyle & Broadview;
- Ride Along Program;
The Focus is on Community Public Safety; Prevention & Intervention;
Complement and Supplement Sworn Police Officers;
Graduates are qualified to work in:
- Peacekeeping – Healing Lodges;
- Corrections – Probations – Reintegration;
- Youth Justice
Community Safety Officers Do Not Carry Weapons & They Do Not Make Arrests
NUMBERED TREATY TEXTS: POLICING AND ‘CRIMINAL JUSTICE’ POWERS
‘the undersigned Chiefs undertook to
‘in all respects obey and abide by the law, and they will maintain peace and good order between each other, and also between themselves and other Tribes of Indians, and between themselves and others of Her Majesty’s subjects, whether Indians or whites, now inhabiting or hereafter to inhabit any part of the said ceded tracts, and that they will not molest the person or the property of any inhabitant of such ceded tracts, or the property of Her Majesty the Queen, or interfere with or trouble any person passing or travelling through the said tracts, or any part thereof; and that they will aid and assist the officers of Her Majesty in bringing to justice and punishment any Indian offending against the stipulations of this treaty, or infringing the laws in force in the country so ceded”;
‘the undersigned Chiefs undertook that they will, in all respects, obey and abide by the law; that they will maintain peace between each other, and between themselves and other Tribes of Indians, and between themselves and others of Her Majesty’s subjects, whether Indians, half-breeds (sic) or whites, this year inhabiting and hereafter to inhabit any part of the said ceded territory, and that they will not molest the person or property of any inhabitant of such ceded tract, or of any other district or country, or interfere with or trouble any person passing or travelling through the said tract, or any part thereof, and that they will assist the officers of Her Majesty in bringing to justice and punishment any Indian offending against the stipulations of this treaty, or infringing the law in force in the country so ceded”;