When Ernie Louttit joined the Saskatoon Police Service, he was only the third Native officer in a city with a significant Aboriginal population. In his much-lauded first book, Indian Ernie, Louttit shared stories of his years as a beat cop on the streets of Saskatoon. More Indian Ernie brings readers back to the street, where Louttit discusses post-traumatic stress, missing and murdered Aboriginal women, and the difficulties he has faced both as a Native man and a police officer. Demonstrating passion and support for his community as well as society’s less fortunate, he candidly offers insight into topics of substance abuse, prostitution, murder, Indigenous peoples, and police leadership with empathy and intellect.
About the author
Ernie Louttit is a retired soldier and police officer, and has written three books, Indian Ernie: Perspectives on Leadership and Policing , More Indian Ernie, Insights from the Streets, and The Unexpected Cop: Indian Ernie on a Life of Leadership. Winner of the Saskatchewan Book Award in 2014 and the Reveal Indigenous Arts Award in 2017. Pine Bugs and 303's is his debut novel. He lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.