First Nations Justice Both Ancient and Contemporary

Canada's First Nations Administered (FNA) police services have a unique history, a distinctive mandate and structure, and play a complex role in policing First Nation communities. Of special interest is the challenge faced by the FNA police services of providing 24/7 coverage and ensuring adequate response times to calls for service for remote and isolated First Nation communities which, on average, have approximately 3,000 residents that are usually policed by micro-sized police detachments of about nine officers. Research on police service lifecycles has shown that small police services, usually deploying fewer than ten officers, are more apt to fail                      READ IT HERE

Regional Chief Archibald on Release of the MMIW Final Report

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Delaine Copenace found dead

Gravity of Crimes Continues to Haunt

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Counterfeiting dubbed "World's 2nd Oldest Profession"

Forensic Nurse Examiner an Expanding Profession

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Despite the challenges posed by successive provincial and federal governments, our police services have survived as a result of strong leadership and the commitment of First Nation officers.

At present, forensics nursing is an emerging field in Canada, recognized by the Canadian Nurses Federation, and taught in a growing number of schools. Nurses in the day-to-day work in hospitals in Canada are involved in forensic nursing usually without having specialized training. Nurses in emergency rooms and trauma units are dealing with public health issues and interacting with criminal cases such as gunshot wounds or sexual assaults.           

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It's not only the criminals who need all the help in the world.      There was veracity in the story about RCMP Officer Sandboe's Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, when it was used in the defense of his actions during the court hearings into why he laid such a beating, a video-taped and recorded drubbing, on Andrew Clyburn.         READ IT HERE

Lifecycle of First Nation Administered Police Services in Canada

Day parole continued, full parole denied for Kelly Ellard, killer of B.C. teen Reena Virk (

Laura Szendrei's Murderer Named And It's Wyatt DeBruin

OTTAWA, ON - Mar. 7, 2018 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement by the Saskatchewan Crown Prosecutor that there will be no appeal of the verdict in the trial on the death of Colten Boushie, which comes only a day after the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC) announced that it will review the RCMP’s handling of the Colten Boushie case.               

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Broken Systems Failed Tina Fontaine

Parents Legal Centre in Smithers: "A Game Changer"

“Canada’s Justice System Continues to Fail First Nations”


Only a few years ago, one Judge J.F Palmer imposed a sentence of 42 months prison time on Mathieu Flynn. 24, of Vancouver. Flynn was no small time crook, he was a millionaire, some might call him an entrepreneur of sorts                         READ IT HERE

There are those who roam the roads looking for victims. The ruse might be a broken down car, or a person in need of directions.  Simply, a hitchiker disappears. Small villages and towns dot the rugged landscape

Bushby Convicted of Manslaughter in Death of Barbara Kentner

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First Nations Policing Reaches Critical Juncture

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Get Outta Town Before Sundown

The Downtown Eastside (DES) is a neighbourhood in Vancouver, B.C., with a reputation for containing the most poverty-stricken and crime-ridden set of streets in North America, and the DES comes by the reputation honestly. The police have a one-sentence description regarding DES inhabitants: If you're on the streets of the DES you are a 'one' or a 'two,' either buying drugs (a "2") or selling drugs (a "1").

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A neighbourhood where crime pays in slow relentless death

OTTAWA, ON - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Feb. 22, 2018 verdict finding Raymond Cormier not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Tina Fontaine was a shock and another profound disappointment for First Nations across the country, and a severe setback for justice and reconciliation in Canada.  “With this verdict we see yet another young First Nations woman failed by the child welfare system, failed by the police, and now failed by the courts,” said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. 

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Micro-sized police services more apt to fail

The Baffling Disappearance of Lisa Marie Young

A Primer on Modern Day Genocide:  Rwandan

PTSD is a sad fact of life

TORONTO, ON - June 3, 2019 - Today, after nearly three years, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) has concluded and released their long anticipated final report titled 'Reclaiming Power and Place,' says Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald, about the MMIW Release of the Final Report. 

The Spiraling Racial Violence and Hate of Northwest


Murder Trial Verdict Another Severe Setback for Justice and Reconciliation

Report Estimates 4,000 Indigenous Women Murdered or Gone Missing

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When Desire Munyaneza was sent to jail in October 2009, it was because he was found guilty of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity in connection with the 1994 Rwandan genocide. At one time, the question was aired: what prompted genocide to erupt in Rwanda in 1994?  The question rose especially after the courts heard the testimony in trials about this genocide of recent history. The explanation was that some kind of political vacuum was left by departing colonial Belgians. But what explains the incessant radio broadcasts calling day and night for Hutus to take every corpuscle out of the Tutsis?  “Kill Tutsi ‘cockroaches!’” the radio cried, endlessly, ceaselessly. This broadcasting dehumanization of Tutsis facillitated the inexplicable slaughter of nearly a million people in less than 80 days.                                                                       READ IT HERE

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Horrific Discoveries of Unmarked Graves Demand Urgent Action

It grew worrisome how much safety was lacking for women in Vancouver-area parks not so long ago, awareness of which was raised to new heights by the murder of 15-year-old Laura Szendrei in late September 2010, and now we know who did it. Wyatt DeBruin savaged the Grade 10 student in transit to Mackie Park, at 1:30 p.m. on Sep. 25, 2010, and she died in hospital early the next morning, Sep. 26, 2010, from a severe blow to the head.                                       READ IT HERE

One Adam Croft of Ontario had been on the lam for a couple of years and suddenly became the poster boy for non-returnable warrants in Canada when he was arrested in Vancouver                   

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As medical practitioners forensic nurses have wounds to tend, while at the same time their patients are demanding of a certain comfort during very difficult proceedings.

An important factor in understanding an Aboriginal community starts with respecting that, despite all attempts to eradicate their culture, they still maintain their culture their languages and  their beliefs. Elders continue to hold a prominent position in Aboriginal life; they are the teachers and sometimes the medicine people (the healers). The Elder's role is in many ways to protect Aboriginal traditions, customs and values.

OTTAWA, ON - Jan.10, 2018 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says today’s announcement on federal support for the First Nations Policing Program (FNPP) is necessary and critical to ensure safety and security for First Nations and First Nations police forces and police officers. READ IT HERE