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  • Criminal Victimization

    Tansi Nîtôtemtik, (image credit: Policy Options magazine, https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/september-2018/what-can-we-learn-from-the-stanley-trial/) Today we focus our assessment on Indigenous victims of crime. The victimization of Indigenous peoples in Canada began with historical colonial … Read more »

  • 5 Years After TRC: Youth Injustice

    (Christie Belcourt, The Crow Taught Her. She Listened. via “Feature artist for April 2020: Christi Belcourt”, (19 April 2020), online: Alberta Native News .)   Tansi Nîtôtemtik, Last week we discussed Canada’s response to TRC Call to Action #30, which addresses the over-incarceration of Indigenous p … Read more »

  • TRC 5 Years Later: Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Indigenous Offenders

    Tansi Nîtôtemtik, Over the last two weeks, we have sifted through the myriad of information on the TRC Calls to Action on Justice 25 through 35. We have covered the pattern of disproportionate imprisonment of Indigenous people historically and today. There are multiple, complex causes for this overr … Read more »

  • Call to Action 35: Healing Lodges within the Federal Correctional System

    Tansi Nîtôtemtik,   Our post today concerns one form of incarceration which has garnered considerable discussion and controversy since the Calls to Action were made: The implementation and operation of ‘Aboriginal healing lodges’.    Call to Action 35 is as stated: “We call upon the federal governme … Read more »

  • TRC Call to Action #33 & 34 – FASD, Justice and Reconciliation

    Tansi Nîtôtemtik, The TRC’S Call to Action 33 & 34 call on national, provincial and territorial governments to address and prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and make changes to the criminal justice system to improve outcomes for offenders with FASD.     33.     We call upon the federal, … Read more »