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Coming Soon to APTN

Tribal Police Files returns for Season 3 showcasing the heart-stopping and challenging world of the Tsuut'ina Nation Police Servicers and it's community.

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Journey Through Stories

Unlike traditional cop shows, Tribal Police Files uniquely balance police interaction with community members, showcase the police officers’ personal lives, and highlight the beauty of Indigenous culture and traditional lands.

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To Serve and Protect

The Tsuut’ina Nation Police officers are on the frontlines, fully dedicated each day to the safety and wellbeing of their community.

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Tribal Police Files S3

SHORT SYNOPSIS

The 3rd season of this unique behind-the-scenes series focuses on the dedicated officers serving the Tsuut’ina Nation, located just outside the city limits of Calgary, Alberta.  Thirteen half-hour episodes take viewers onto the front lines of this often challenging and sometimes-dangerous environment negotiated each day by veteran and rookie officers alike.  Composed of Nation members and non-members, these Tosguna are the latest in a long line of tribal ‘protectors’ who have existed since the mid-1800’s. Today the landscape may be changing, but the determination of the proud Tsuut’ina people to protect and preserve their land and their history remains strong. 

LONG SYNOPSIS

The third season of this unique behind-the-scenes series focuses on the dedicated officers serving the Tsuut’ina Nation, located just outside the city limits of Calgary, Alberta.  Thirteen half-hour episodes take viewers onto the front lines of this often challenging and sometimes-dangerous environment negotiated each day with skill and patience by veteran and rookie officers alike.  

 

As in previous years, Tribal Police Files …Season 3 deals with difficulties, disagreements and disputes common to all communities across Canada.  What makes Tsuut’ina different, however, is its proximity to a large metropolitan area.  Constant city expansion and pervasive criminal activities add ongoing stresses to the peace and prosperity of life living on a First Nation.  Tsuut’ina police are kept on their toes around the clock. 

 

There is beauty here, too, in the land and the people.  Each episode, alongside Tribal Police officers, viewers delve deep into this proud community and discover the essence of indigenous culture: it’s people, language and it’s proud cultural traditions.

 

To their community, the steadfast officers of this police service are known as Tosguna, meaning the ‘Black Soldiers’.  Composed of both Nation members and non-members, they are the latest in a long line of ‘protectors’ who have existed since the mid-1800’s when the Tsuut’ina people migrated here from northern Canada to establish their new prairie home.  Today the landscape may be changing, but the determination of the Tsuut’ina people to protect and preserve their land and their history remains strong.

Tribal Police Files recognizes the police officers’ incredible work and instills pride, healing and strength in its communities.

Tsuut'ina Nation

300 years ago, the Tsuut’ina people were part of the Dene Nation of northwest Alberta.  In the late-1700’s they migrated south, eventually joining the Blackfoot Confederacy, a huge social, economic and political partnership of several First Nations incorporating rich and fertile Canadian prairie from the Rocky Mountains in the west to Saskatchewan’s Cypress Hills in the east, and stretching onto the great plains of the United States as far south as the Yellowstone River in Montana.

Tsuut'ina Nation Police Services

Tosguna, the community’s name for their Tribal Police Service, have a long and storied history.  When the Tsuut’ina migrated south and joined the Blackfoot Confederacy of Nations, the people soon realized they needed a way to keep order, ensure peace within their community and help preserve their language and cultural traditions. A warrior’s society, Tosguna, was created.

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