First Nations in Manitoba lack adequate security measures, including police, chiefs say – CBC

First Nations in Manitoba lack adequate security measures, including police, chiefs say – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 202218 Views

Only 18 of 63 First Nations in Manitoba have a First Nations-run police force

Sep 20, 2022

When Chief Derek Nepinak first heard of the mass stabbing tragedy in James Smith Cree Nation over the Labour Day long weekend, he saw parallels in the security measures in his own First Nation.

The death of Lydia Gloria Burns, who was slain while responding to a crisis call in James Smith Cree Nation, made him reevaluate whether the crisis team in Minegoziibe Anishinabe, also known as Pine Creek, should intervene in all crises.

Remembering the 10 people who lost their lives during mass stabbing in Saskatchewan

“We do have a crisis intervention committee made up of local volunteers,” Nepinak said.

“They’re going into volatile situations at times without the adequate resources to, you know, not only to intervene in the issue, but to even protect … themselves from potential harm.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-first-nations-security-1.6585006

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