AFN First Nations Policing Press Conference

Published: Jul 11, 2023Press Release

Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will be holding a press conference to support the Indigenous Police Chiefs of Ontario’s recent Federal Court Motion decision. On June 30, Justice Denis Gascon ordered Public Safety Canada (PSC) to immediately flow funds to Treaty #3 Police Services (T3PS), UCCM Anishinaabe Police Service, and the Anishinabek Police Service (APS) for a 12-month period. Justice Gascon stated that the case raises concerns about the conduct of PSC in its dealings with these Police Services and its failure to be guided by the overarching principles of reconciliation and the honour of the Crown.

Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Time: 12:30pm-1:00 pm (ADT)

Location: Argyle Level, Room 203, Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS

AFN Quebec/Labrador Regional Chief Ghislain Picard, AFN BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee, and AFN First Nations Policing Task Force Member Ogimaa Kwe Linda Debassige will offer remarks on the recent decision and next steps.

Please RSVP your attendance and interview requests to Matthew Bisson at [email protected] or 343-573-2229.

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is a national advocacy organization that works to advance the collective aspirations of First Nations individuals and communities across Canada on matters of national or international nature and concern. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.


For more information please contact:

Matthew Bisson
Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
[email protected]