Métis Red River Cart on CPC Campus

In support of Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action #57, which calls upon all levels of government to educate their employees, the Canadian Police College (CPC) is pleased to announce that its Ottawa Campus now displays a traditional Métis Red River cart.

The unique piece of art, which was hand crafted, personally delivered and presented by Métis craftsman, Armand Jerome, and his wife, Kelly, marks another important step in the journey to reconciliation. The physical presence of a traditional Métis Red River Cart will continue to promote and increase awareness of the indigenous culture amongst the CPC community, including course participants, employees and other visitors.

"We are very proud to welcome this new cultural piece on our campus, which is another great symbol of the richness and teachings that the Indigenous people bring to our country's fabric," said the CPC's acting Executive Director, Supt. Mélanie Bilodeau. "Such excellence in craft requires passion, tenacity and commitment. It is with this same heart, that we want to continue to develop and deliver the very best training that will help police officers develop productive and meaningful relationships as they serve in Indigenous communities across Canada."

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