Celina Reitberger Appointed to Thunder Bay Police Services Board

Thunder Bay Police Service Press Conference
Thunder Bay Police Service Press Conference

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Police Services Board Chair Jackie Dojack states that she is looking forward to welcoming Celina Reitberger to the Board, following her recent appointment as a representative of the Province of Ontario on the Board. Celina Reitberger replaces Mr. Allan Laakkonen, whose appointment expired earlier this year.

“Ms. Reitberger is a proud member of Fort William First Nation and longtime resident of Thunder Bay,” said Jackie Dojack. “After 20 years in private practice as a lawyer, Ms. Reitberger joined Nishnawbe Aski Nation Legal for 15 years, the last seven as its Executive Director until her retirement. During her time with NAN Legal, Ms. Reitberger led the Restorative Justice Program and Talking Together, in support of Child Welfare.”

A long-serving member of the Executive Committee on Aboriginal and Diversity Issues with the Thunder Bay Police Service and newly a member of the Board of Directors for Anishnawbe Mushkiki, Celina Reitberger looks forward to serving with the Thunder Bay Police Services Board.

“I welcome the opportunity to serve on the Board, bringing the perspective of Indigenous people and their experiences in interacting with Police,” said Celina Reitberger. “My goal is to work towards improving relationships among the Service, the Board and the indigenous community as we further our common goal of reconciliation.”

Celina Reitberger will take her Oath of Office and participate in her first meeting of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.

The Thunder Bay Police Services Board is mandated under the Police Act for the Province of Ontario.

Currently, the Thunder Bay Police Services Board is being investigated by Senator Murray Sinclair, although the Senator is not doing the investigation as a Senator but rather as an independent investigation.

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