Anishnabek Nation declares state of emergency ie. policing

By Rosalind Russell – The Anishinabek Nation has declared a state of emergency for Indigenous policing.  According to the nation’s Chiefs-in-Assembly, the Anishinabek Police Service and other Indigenous policing agencies are nearing the end of available funding… which means they won’t be able to provide essential services or manage day-to-day operations.  

The chiefs say multiple funding agreements have already expired, and the federal government is refusing to negotiate more equitable agreements.  

They add that this will have a dire impact on the protection of rights and justice for sixty-five-thousand citizens across the thirty-nine First Nations the assembly represents.  

PHOTO: “The declaration of a State of Emergency highlights the urgency and seriousness of the policing crisis in our communities,” states Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Reg Niganobe. “It is essential for Canada to acknowledge and address the systemic barriers and discriminatory practices that hinder the safety and well-being of our citizens. We demand equitable resources and support for our policing  services to ensure the security and justice our communities need and deserve.” Photo provided by Anishnawbek Nation.

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