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Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS): A Sacred Calling

RoseAnne Archibald

2008, 17:46 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 928.00

Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) is the largest First Nation police force in North America. Police officers in this severely under-funded police force go above and beyond the call of duty when compared to other police officers. NAPS officer duties include, cutting firewood for the wood stove that heats the police detachment and emptying slop buckets with prisoners’ urine and excrement. "A Sacred Calling" shows the deplorable working conditions and the devastating personal consequences to NAPS officers as they heroically provide security and safety to First Nation communities in the remote north of Ontario.

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