Justice Strategy Signing Ceremony

First Nations organizations, Province endorse new First Nations Justice Strategy BC First Nations Justice Council member Rosalie Yazzie and Minister Mike Farnworth sign the BC First Nations Justice Strategy. NANAIMO ʹFirst Nations people can look forward to significant changes in the justice system following a decision by the BC First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC) and […]

Indigenous leaders condemn Police actions in death of Chantel Moore

(xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, BC – First Nations leadership across BC is united in calling for a full and timely investigation in the matter of the police-involved death of Chantel Moore. Chantel Moore died at the hands of police last night in Edmundston, New Brunswick. There is a […]

COVID-19 in prisons stands to be a death sentence for over incarcerated Indigenous peoples

(xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, BC – First Nations leadership across BC is united in calling for immediate action to protect incarcerated peoples amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak at the Mission Institution is now the third largest outbreak in the Province of BC, with the first inmate […]

Justice Forum 2019

(Snuneymuxw Territory: Nanaimo, BC – April 9, 2019) – A gathering of First Nations leaders from across British Columbia will be meeting in Richmond for two intensive days of deliberation on the development of a strategy to transform the relationship of First Nations peoples with the criminal justice system. Hosted by the First Nations Justice […]

Name Change

(Snuneymuxw Territory: Nanaimo, BC – March 13, 2019) – The BC Aboriginal Justice Council has recently received formal endorsement from its three founding organizations, the BC Assembly of First Nations (“BCAFN”), Union of BC Indian Chiefs (“UBCIC”), and First Nations Summit (“FNS”) for a formal name change to the First Nations Justice Council. The First […]