Nogojiwanong – Peterborough
270 Brock Street, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2P9
Notice of Public Lecture
NOTE: BACK TO VIRTUAL LECTURES! We will continue with a virtual Zoom format for
our March lecture. The speaker schedule remains on the third Tuesday of the month; January,
February, March and May at 7:30 p.m. A question and answer period will follow the
speaker’s presentation. Attendees will be provided with the Zoom link to join meetings when
they register by email to the email address provided.
“Police Response to First Nation Occupations and Protests: An
Ontario Perspective” Dr. Armand La Barge
Responding to First Nation occupations and protests is one of the most challenging duties that police officers in Canada undertake. After the 1995 shooting death of an unarmed Indigenous
protester by police at the Ipperwash occupation, the Ontario Provincial Police developed a new
operational policy known as the OPP Framework that was built on the concepts of mutual
respect, peacekeeping, patient negotiation, and the minimal use of force, and only as a last resort. Dr. Armand La Barge will examine the subsequent
application of the Framework in the resolution of more than
700 Indigenous critical incidents since 2007. Dr. La Barge
is former Chief York Regional Police, past President of the
Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, former associate
member of the First Nations Chiefs of Police Association,
recipient of the Order of Ontario and numerous other
honours and awards.
Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. Register to attend by sending an email note
to with “Framework” in the subject line.