Friendship Flotilla pairing of cops and Indigenous youth for trip up river will continue


The Friendship Flotilla is a simple idea – you stick police officers and Indigenous youth in canoes and from that comes a better understanding of each other is the result.

People in Ottawa were lamenting the fact that this year’s edition of the flotilla.

But by the looks of it, there will be the 19th edition of the trip next year.

Executive Producer / Ottawa

Todd Lamirande is Red River Metis. Todd first joined APTN in 2000 as a writer - researcher. He went on to be a videojournalist based in Vancouver. Todd has hosted three programs for APTN News and Current Affairs: the national news, Investigates and Nation to Nation.