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2014 WPS North End Spring Feast

Members of the Winnipeg Police Service District #3 Community Support Unit hosted the 18th Annual North End Spring Feast at the Indian & Metis Friendship Centre on April11, 2014.

In traditional Aboriginal communities, there were a select group of individuals known as the Peacekeepers or Warriors of the tribe. They were from the Bear Clan and assumed the responsibility to protect the community from harm. Another important role was to provide food to ensure no one within the community was hungry.

As police officers, we are honorary members of the Bear Clan and are expected to perform a wide range of duties and assume many different roles including being a Peacekeeper.

The Winnipeg Police Service North End Spring Feast, under the guidance of an Aboriginal Elder, is reminiscent of the tradition whereby the hunters in the community prepared and held a Feast to honour the community.

This has proven to be a tremendous success, serving upwards of 600 people at past events, and has enhanced the relationship between the members of our Police Service and the Aboriginal Community.

This year with the assistance of RB Russell School culinary staff / students, police members from the Winnipeg Police Service, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National and Treaty Three Police Departments / Services, are honoured to represent the Bear Clan at this Traditional Feast.

Members from the Toronto Police Service and York Regional Police were also in attendance as special guests.

Children from an area school will be present and assisting in our celebration by performing traditional dance.