AFNQL: Media Advisory – First Nations’ Public Safety Is Heavily Compromised

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2018142 Views

WENDAKE, QC, March 21, 2018 – Chief Ghislain Picard, accompanied by representatives of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) and First Nation Chiefs of Police, will present before the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec (Viens Commission) on the highly worrisome situation of public safety in its member communities. The daily tragic reality experienced by our Indigenous police forces deserves to be known.

Governments have done nothing for 40 years to allow our public security services to benefit from the support and recognition that other police forces are entitled to, with the result that the safety of our members is greatly compromised.

EVENT:

Hearings of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec

DATE:

Thursday March 22, 2018

TIME:

9:00-12:30 & 1:30-3:00 PM

LOCATION:

Palais des congrès de Montréal, Room 521 A
201, Viger Avenue West, Montréal, QC

List of Representatives :

  • Chief Ghislain Picard – AFNQL
  • Lloyd Alcon (Councillor – Listuguj)
  • Régis Flamand (Chief of Police – Manawan)
  • Gerry Mapachee (Chief of Police – Pikogan)
  • Chief Steeve Mathias (Long Point First Nation Winneway)

The Chief of the AFNQL, Ghislain Picard, will be available for interviews following the AFNQL’s morning session of testimony.

You can watch the live testimony of the AFNQL representatives’: https://www.cerp.gouv.qc.ca/index.php?id=53

About the AFNQL
The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador is the political organization regrouping 43 Chiefs of the First Nations in Quebec and Labrador. Follow us on Twitter @APNQL

For further information: Alain Garon, agaron@apnql.com, Communications Officer, Cell. : 418 254-4620

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