March 8, 2018 3:37 pm

Sask. tribal councils considering creating a northern tribal police force

Three Saskatchewan tribal councils are considering whether to create a northern tribal police force in the province.

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Three Saskatchewan tribal councils are considering whether to create a northern tribal police force in the province.

The Prince Albert Grand Council, the Meadow Lake Tribal Council and the Saskatoon Tribal Council represent a majority of Indigenous communities in northern Saskatchewan.

Vice-Chief Joseph Tsannie said Prince Albert council senators and communities are asking the tribal council to get involved in law enforcement to provide a safe environment for youth.

He said all parties involved in the talks have expressed interest in finding out what tribal policing would look like.

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