Non-Indigenous Communities Rally in Support of Three Indigenous Police Services

The communities of Kenora and Manitoulin Island have recently expressed their public support for three Indigenous police services who have been without funding since March 31, 2023. The Indigenous police services – Anishinabek Police Service (“APS”), Treaty Three Police Service (“T3PS”), and UCCM Anishnaabe Police (“UCCM”) argued for emergency relief before the Federal Court on June 14, 2023. Following the hearing, the Court reserved its decision. It is anticipated that the decision will be released imminently.

See below for media coverage of the support from Kenora and Manitoulin Island, as well as other media coverage, related documents, and previous postings on this matter.

Falconers LLP is honoured to represent the Indigenous Police Chiefs of Ontario (“IPCO”) which is the representative organization for the nine self-administered Indigenous police services in Ontario. APS, T3PS, and UCCM are all members of IPCO.

Media Coverage:

Colin Freeze, The Globe and Mail (June 29, 2023) – “Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino rebuked by First Nations police chiefs over funding”

Tim Davidson, Kenora Online (June 26, 2023) – “Kenora passes resolution in support of the Treaty #3 Police”

The Manitoulin Expositor (June 21, 2023) – “Tragic news of out Wiikwemkoong highlights funding needs”

Related Documents:

Previous Postings: – June 15, 2023 – June 13, 2023 – June 12, 2023 – May 5, 2023 – April 3, 2023

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