142037
142274

Canada  

Police services lacking

A federally commissioned report says many Indigenous communities lack policing services that meet their safety and security needs despite long efforts to improve.

It says numerous communities are stuck with a colonial policing model that overlooks Indigenous cultural traditions and fails to create the bonds of trust needed for successful police work.

Public Safety Canada asked the Council of Canadian Academies to assess the role of police services in First Nations and Inuit communities.

The council's report says the federal First Nations Policing Program has been a source of frustration for many Indigenous communities, partly due to inadequate funding.

The report says the most promising ways to promote safety and well-being involve building relationships among police, other service providers and community members.

It comes as the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women prepares to release its own findings in early June.



More Canada News

Canada
142867
Parliament Hill
Parliament Hill Webcam
57111
Recent Trending
Soft 103.9
140704
Castanet Proud Member of RTNDA Canada
142481



142443
139255