The Cowessess First Nation Emergency Services continue to find ways to respond to community needs. Under the umbrella of the Justice Department, they provide innovative programming and effective services to ensure the membership have a healthy and safe environment to live in.Through the Community Justice Program, alternative measures programs including mediation, diversion, fine option, sentencing and healing circles.
Currently this department has seven (7) volunteers trained to provide fire protection services to the community.
This department is presently working on establishing by-laws to regulate the matters such as zoning, health, traffic control, nuisances and wildlife conservation.
This department employs four (4) full-time and six (6) casual workers whose duties are to patrol and keep the peace on the Reserve. They do curfew checks as requested by the courts, take community members to court in Broadview and Regina. They are also respond to community members looking for assistance. The Peacekeepers have first responder training and othering training to assist them in this field of work.
The Cowessess First Nation Peacekeepers received the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) – Circle of Honour – Justice Award in 2008. They received this award because of their hard work and commitment in dealing with the growing concerns of the community. Since the establishment of the Peacekeepers, the members have a great sense of security, knowing that the Peacekeepers are just a phone call away. (306) 696-7383
Darlene Taypotat, Justice Coordinator