Indigenous recruitment remains priority, say RCMP top brass

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NWT RCMP top brass say recruiting more Indigenous officers onto the force remains a top priority. “This year, each detachment is working actively towards reconciliation,” said Chief Supt. Jamie Zettler, presenting to the Standing Committee on Social Development at the legislative assembly on Tuesday. As part of the force’s commitment to working towards reconciliation, Zettler...
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