COMMONS
THE POLICE #9 – Northern Patrol
For three decades, much of Northern Ontario has been engaged in an unprecedented experiment in policing. It’s called the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service. And the idea is simple: the old, colonial cops shouldn’t be policing Indigenous territory. Instead, Indigenous people should police themselves.

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For three decades, much of Northern Ontario has been engaged in an unprecedented experiment in policing. It’s called the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service. And the idea is simple: the old, colonial cops shouldn’t be policing Indigenous territory. Instead, Indigenous people should police themselves.

Featured in this episode: Kyle Edwards, Christian Leuprecht

 

To learn more:

“Inside the impossible work of Canada’s biggest Indigenous police force” by Kyle Edwards in Maclean’s

“Force 2.0: Fixing the Governance, Leadership, and Structure of the RCMP” by Christian Leuprecht

“Memories of a fire” by Mark Blackburn in APTN News

 

Additional music from Audio Network

 

This episode is sponsored by Dispatch Coffee, Rotman, Cullen’s Foods, and Manscaped.

February 10, 2021
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