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FSIN calls for appointment of Indigenous RCMP commissioner to combat systemic racism – Prince Albert Daily Herald

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 202329 Views

February 21, 2023

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nation (FSIN) is calling for the Royal Canadian Mounts Police (RCMP) to appoint a First Nations individual as the 25t” RCMP Commissioner following the current commissioner’s retirement.

“We’d like to call upon the Prime Minister of Canada and those in power with the RCMP to appoint a First Nations commission to address the historic injustices of the RCMP and provide an unbiased approach to policing Indigenous people,” said FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron. “It’s not enough to accept new Indigenous recruits as junior officers. We know change must come from the top down and our people need to be granted the opportunity to hold management positions.”

The RCMP will have 30 days to look for a replacement for retiring RCMP Commissioner, Brenda Lucki, who announced she would be stepping down from her position on March 17.

Cameron added that there are a number of accomplished, First Nations law enforcement agents in Canada who are prepared to create change within the justice system, if given the opportunity.

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