The Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN) and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) are working in collaboration with the Vancouver Police Department to host a two-day forum on Principles and Practices of Authentic Engagement with Indigenous Communities.
Historically, government agencies have rarely sought authentic engagement with Indigenous peoples. The relationship between public safety agencies and Indigenous communities has been particularly complex, often rooted in the role of these agencies as enforcers of colonial laws. Increasingly, public safety agencies across the country are striving to educate staff on pivotal concepts such as cultural humility, anti-racism, cultural safety, and trauma-informed practice.
Shaped by community consultation, this forum will explore authentic engagement with Indigenous communities with goals to improve safety, consultation practices, equitable access to resources, and the indigenization of public safety spaces and processes. Join us for a national conversation to explore principles and practices that foster authentic and positive engagement with Canada’s First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities.
This forum welcomes those in public safety and policing across Canada who work with Indigenous communities to be a part of this important training and learning: