Lethbridge announces Indigenous Policing (Niitsitapi Inakiikawaiks) micro-credential program

Lethbridge College has launched an Indigenous Policing (Niitsitapi Inakiikawaiks) micro-credential program, which was developed in consultation with the Blood Tribe, Tsuut’ina Nation, and Lakeshore police. The program is comprised of six short, flexible micro-credentials that working professionals can use to upskill or reskill and learn about topics such as domestic violence/elder abuse, sexual abuse/human trafficking, impaired driving, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)/drug matters, writing, and tribal policing. “The Blood Tribe Police are driving this project, because we cannot address anything in our Indigenous communities without our Indigenous people leading these projects,” said Lethbridge Dean of the Centre for Justice and Human Services Trudi Mason. Mason further explained that tribal police services are not always comprised of Indigenous people and that officers working in Indigenous communities must be aware of different cultural aspects.

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