Our Indigenous Justice Program Releases Resource Guideby Tammy MacDonald
Providing a general introduction to justice issues for people who work with Indigenous clients in the Atlantic Canadian justice system, the Guide is entitled “Bringing Balance to the Scales of Justice” In the first half, this excellent resource provides an overview of the post-colonial experiences of Indigenous people in Atlantic Canada, and explores the reasons for Indigenous overrepresentation in the justice system. While the second half provides insights into traditional Indigenous views on justice and healing, and outlines some of the common ceremonial practices that can be successfully integrated into justice programs.
“It is our hope that this guide will shed light on both the historical circumstances that have led to this situation and the innovative efforts being made to incorporate an Indigenous world-view into our justice system. ”
To read the Guide: Bringing Balance to the Scales of Justice Resource Guide