After years of demands, this Quebec First Nation will finally get its own police force – CBC

After years of demands, this Quebec First Nation will finally get its own police force – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 202257 Views

The Long Point First Nation has long decried slow response times in the community

Jul 14, 2022

After more than 15 years of demands and negotiations with Quebec’s government, an Anishinabeg First Nation in the province is finally getting its own police force.

The Long Point First Nation, whose 800 members mostly live in Winneway, Que., — which is about two hours away from Val-d’Or — came to an agreement with the province on Tuesday.

The new force will be made up of Indigenous patrol officers from the Kebaowek and Temiskaming First Nations. Officers from the provincial police force, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), will remain on the territory, but only for the first eight months.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/long-point-police-force-1.6520282

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