Montreal police scrap training plan created by Indigenous groups in favour of its own

The head of Native Women's Shelter of Montreal says the Montreal police service is breaking a historic agreement by abruptly scrapping a sensitivity training plan created by a network of local Aboriginal groups.

There was optimism among Indigenous Montrealers when, in June 2015, the SPVM agreed to have all its officers undergo four hours of training about Indigenous history and culture.

The Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network spent hours and thousands of dollars developing the training program, working in good faith that it would be adopted by police.

Nakuset, the executive director of Native Women's Shelter, said the group worked for two years at fine-tuning the program, developing a 31-page manual and making the workshop more interactive, at the request of police.


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