Read the June/July 2020 issue of Achimowina – NCN’s community, government, business, arts and events news.
Chief Moody Concerned Over Violent Incident with Saskatoon Police Service
Upon hearing about the violent incident involving officers of the Saskatoon Police Service and Nisichawayasihk First Nation (NCN) Member Evan Penner on July 4th, Chief Marcel Moody addressed fellow NCN Citizens.
“I am worried about Evan and his wellbeing, and I am alarmed and enraged by this most recent incident of police brutality,” said Moody in a post on the NCN Facebook page. “Indigenous people have faced generations of systemic and personal racism from RCMP and police officers. We hear that current administrations are working to change things, but it is difficult to believe when we hear about these occurrences over and over. It is difficult to trust law enforcement and collaborate with them for a better future.
Moody and NCN Council are hopeful that the Saskatoon incident, which included the NCN Citizen being punched, pepper sprayed and tasered, and was caught on film by a man who lived next door, will lead to a significant overhaul of the RCMP and police systems to create a true culture of serve and protect, not aggravate and assault.
“This incident is proof to me that Canada’s current policing system is broken. So often these violent interactions are the result of addictions, homelessness and utter hopelessness. The victims of excessive police force don’t always need to be subdued, but they do always need to be supported. Rather than escalating to violence, we want to see situations diffused.
This includes everything from improved training in de-escalation and restraint methods to proper third-party channels for reviews and accountability,” Moody says.
OKIMAHKAN OTY’AMIWIN FROM THE CHIEF
Chief Moody addresses issues of racism and Police brutality and how NCN continues to work with local police and help rally for change to police enforcement measures and training both locally and across Canada.
KITITAHWINAOW ACHIMOWIN COMMUNITY
- Update to Community Curfew and State of Emergency in NCN
- NCN Adds to Community Public Works Fleet
- Finally High Speed Internet Cable Runs to NCN
- Aski’ Otutoskeo Ltd. Presses on Through Covid-19 Pandemic
- Parks and Rec Summer Fun
- NCN Public Health – Pandemic Not Over Yet
- Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Launches New NCN Wellness Sports Association
- Two Suns Prayer Sundance Lodge Hosts Prepare for Final Year
- Wilfred Buck to Lead Sundance Ceremony
- Congratulations to the Class of 2020 Graduates
- ATV Use in NCN Be Aware
- Blacksmith Making Great Progress After House Fire
- Call for 2021 Funding Applications – Nisichawayasihk Trust Community Approval Process (CAP) and Taskinigahp Trust Community Involvement Process (CIP)
- Chief and Council appoint NCN Lands Advisory Committee
- NCN Land Use Plan
- The 2019-2020 NNCEA Year in Review
- NCN MEDICAL RECEIVING HOME – A Safe, Full Service Stay for Our Citizens
- NCN’s COVID-19 Plans Receive Praise
- New Park Areas Planned in NCN Neighbourhoods
- RCMP and MKO Meet for Citizen Safety
- NCN Women’s Shelter Remains Open During Covid-19 Pandemic
- Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Residents: We Want Your Opinions on Our Parks!