Grand Entry during the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Pow Wow 2008 at Credit Union Centre on October 26, 2008. Mayor Don Atchison, FSIN Chief Lawrence Joseph, Saskatoon Police Chief Clive Weighill, and Red Pheasant first Nation Chief Sheldon Wuttunee led the grand entry.
Photo courtesy Greg Pender/The StarPhoenix
As Saskatoon’s diversity grows, so does the role of the Saskatoon Police Service Cultural Resources Unit. The unit recently expanded to include a Sergeant and three Constables. They provide assistance to cultural community groups, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, Saskatoon Tribal Council, Metis Society, Open Door Society and the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community.
Members of the Cultural Resource Unit work with new immigrants to Canada in a variety of ways to make their transition easier. SPS programs like Peacekeepers also allow the Cultural Resource Officers to work closely, building relationships with youth.
The Saskatoon Police Service held its first annual Thank You Feast
on September 23, 2010 at the White Buffalo Youth Lodge. The feast was planned in an effort to thank local Elders, Chiefs and many partner agencies for their assistance in working with the Saskatoon Police Service. The event began with a traditional pipe ceremony and the feast was served by members of the SPS.