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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