THUNDER BAY – There have been many concerns recently expressed by Nishnawbe Aski Nation community members regarding the current level of safety of the City of Thunder Bay. These concerns have been heightened by recent events, including the student who was dropped off by police on the outskirts of town, and the assault that took place against a young First Nation woman.
NAN, with the support of the Thunder Bay Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and the City of Thunder Bay will host a Community Safety Forum. The Forum will provide an update on the current investigations, encourage dialogue on current concerns, and end with a discussion regarding future solutions.
Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
Concerns Raised for Community Safety
The Grand Council Chief noted that many provincial schools have demonstrated leadership in providing curricula and environments that are more inclusive to First Nations students, and suggested that class discussions on current events could help make prescribed courses of study in Canadian and Native Studies even more relevant.