Twelve Crees have graduated from an eight-week police training course at the Institut de police du Qu├ębec, based in Nicolet. A graduation ceremony was held in Chisasibi on March 14.

The 12 are: Johnny Matthew, Stanley Rednose, George Sham, Clayton Stewart (who also won an award for best pressure point techniques), Eric Mistacheesick, Donny Murdoch, Isabelle Natawapineskum, Peter Longchap, Calvin Blacksmith (who won an award for best academic performance and all-round student), Nelson Mianscum (who won an award for best average in firearm training), Henry Wapachee and Freddy Wapachee.

They learned about the criminal code and by-laws, arrest procedures and crisis management.