Power Dynamics between Indigenous Organizations and the Justice System [2021-11-16]

Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada means restoring a degree of control in decision making to Indigenous organizations, and to acknowledge their authority in certain matters. I will go over some principles of Indigenous justice and efforts to implement them in a substantial way and prevent them from becoming window dressing for the same system. I will also go over how Indigenous advocates and their friends in the Canadian justice system, including Crown attorneys and justices, can work together to assert the autonomy of Indigenous court programs and processes.


Steven Martin | Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre