Resolution Number: 2004-09-09Withdrawal Of 2002 Nishnawbe Aski Police Services Analysis
2004-09-09 EXCERPT:

Mushkegowuk Council 19th Annual Assembly

Attawapiskat First Nation

Kashechewan First Nation

Fort Albany First Nation

Chief Mike Carpenter Attawapiskat First Nation

Chief Dwight Sutherland Taykwa Tagamou Nation

Moose Cree First Nation

Resolution No. 2004-09-09

Withdrawal of 2002 Nishnawbe Aski Police Service Analysis

WHEREAS in or about 2002 a report was commissioned by the federal Solicitor General's department to perform a Business Case Analysis of the operations of the Nishnawbe Aski Policing Services; and

WHEREAS the Business Case Analysis: Final Report was delivered in September 2002; and

New Post First Nation

Chapleau Cree First Nation

Missanabie Cree First Nation

Adopted by Consensus

Certified copy of a Resolution passed on Sept. 16, 2004

WHEREAS the Report was severely critical of the work of large portions of NAPS managerial staff and officers (although without naming individuals); and

WHEREAS the Report made these criticisms without speaking to a number of very knowledgeable or senior managers, officers, and community representatives in Mushkegowuk Territory; and

September 16, 2004

Cochrane, Ontario

WHEREAS the Report failed to distinguish or make allowance for the special situations and special policing difficulties of northern Mushkegowuk communities, and therefore judges and portrays them unfairly; and

WHEREAS the Report's unfair criticisms and invalid methodology harm the reputation of individuals and

Resolution No. 2004-09-09, cont.

communities, and leave a seriously mistaken impression for people dealing with and planning for policing issues in Mushkegowuk Territory;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Assembly rejects the methodology, conclusions and criticisms of the Business Case Analysis: Final Report, and asks that the Report be withdrawn;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Mushkegowuk Council staff be directed to seek the resources required to undertake a study and review of the status of NAPS services in and for Mushkegowuk communities;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that as a result of the study and review, the option of developing our own Mushkegowuk Police Service be explored.