Montreal Police hold Indigenous sensitivity training sessions – but is it working?


How Montreal police use the Indigenous sensitivity training they receive is the subject of some controversy.

The courses have been ongoing for three years.

But given some of the mis-steps from the police, is the training working?

Inuit people who hang out in Cabot Square are often ticketed for loitering, or public drunkenness.

And this past summer, an Inuk woman was released from custody in the middle of the night in a vacant part of Montreal.


Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN / Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.