The BC First Nations Justice Council and Accountability
The BC First Nations Justice Council is a province-wide leadership body and non-profit organization founded by First Nation leaders in BC. Originally the BC Aboriginal Justice Council, it was renamed the BC First Nations Justice Council in (2017) to reflect its First Nations mandate.
The Council is comprised of five directors appointed by the First Nations Summit, BC Assembly of First Nations and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs. The Council has an ambitious mandate to support the rebuilding of First Nations justice systems and institutions and to address needed improvements in the Indigenous experience with provincial and federal justice systems.
It is a start-up organization, provincial in scope, which is actively solidifying its plan and capacity to deliver on the recently-signed BC First Nations Justice Strategy.