Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Ruling: First Nations Policing Services are Experiencing Discrimination
MASHTEUIATSH, February 2, 2022 – On January 31, 2022, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found that the Pekuakamiulnuatsh were discriminated against by Public Safety Canada in the provision of a service under the federal First Nations Policing Funding Program (FNPP).
The Chief of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh, Gilbert Dominique and the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL), Ghislain Picard, invite media representatives to a virtual press conference to present the ruling and its impacts.
WHAT: Virtual press conference
WHO: • Gilbert Dominique, Chief of the
• Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First
• Other specialists on Public Security, TBC
WHEN: Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 1:30 pm
Media representatives/reporters who wish to attend the event must pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A secure Zoom link will be sent.
The press conference will also be broadcasted on the AFNQL’s Facebook page:
About the Pekuakamiulnuatsh First Nation
The Pekuakamiulnuatsh First Nation is located in Lac-Saint-Jean. It has 8,533 members, many of whom live in the community of Mashteuiatsh. Pekuakamiulnuatsh Takuhikan is the political and administrative organization that represents the Pekuakamiulnuatsh.
About the AFNQL
The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador is the regional political organization that brings together 43 First Nations Chiefs in Quebec and Labrador.
For more information, please contact
AFNQL Communications Advisor
Cell: 418 254-4620
Ka ashu uauihtamatshesht | Communications Officer
Kauauauitishakanit Takuhimatsheuan | Governance Support
418 275-5386 #1245