“What we have accomplished with the expansion of the IJC network in B.C. is astonishing. In collaboration with First Nations and Indigenous communities, organizations, and leaders across the province, we have successfully established five new IJCs in the span of 12 months, hired a strong team of lawyers, Elders, Knowledge Keepers and outreach workers and are ready to serve the needs of Indigenous people,” said Kory Wilson, chair, BC First Nations Justice Council.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS & APPLICATIONS TO THE BCFNJC ELDERS AND KNOWLEDGE KEEPERS COUNCIL
Nomination and Application Deadline Extended! The deadline to apply or nominate someone for the Elders & Knowledge Keepers Council has been extended to February 19th, 2024, at 4:30 PM. Background […]
Now Open: Indigenous Justice Centre Downtown Vancouver will provide Indigenous-led legal supports and services
For Immediate Release: January 9, 2024 From Gladue Reports to legal representation, the new centre located on 510 Beatty Street will offer critical justice services, anchored in community, to Indigenous […]
News Release: Indigenous organizations and legal aid clinic rebuke Canada for mass incarceration of Indigenous people, call for redirection of funding to Indigenous governments and organizations
Geneva, August 28, 2023 – Today, Dene lawyer Jennifer Duncan is in Geneva leading up to Canada’s 4th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Pre-Session to draw international attention to Canada’s continued mass incarceration […]
“Justice systems grounded in Indigenous self-determination will right the wrongs of the past and sustain safety, balance and wellness,” said Kory Wilson, chair, BC First Nations Justice Council.
The BC First Nations Justice Council Announces Details of Regional Indigenous Justice Centre Expansion
The BC First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC) has confirmed partnerships with access to justice specialists CALIBRATE and Indigenous capital projects design firm Reimagine Gathering to support the opening of five Indigenous Justice Centres (Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Surrey and Nanaimo).
The BC First Nations Justice Council congratulates Kwulasultun, Doug White on his appointment as Special Counsel to the Premier on Indigenous Reconciliation where he will expedite Indigenous issues held up between multiple government ministries.
The BC First Nations Justice Council (Justice Council) is appalled that, yet again, the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has found no fault for a police officer who killed an Indigenous person.
BC First Nations Justice Council Welcomes Province of BC’s Commitment to Indigenous Justice Services
The BC First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC) welcomes today’s announcement by Premier Eby to fully invest in the establishment and long-term operation of ten (10) new Indigenous Justice Centres over the next 2 years.
Ground-breaking Human Rights Settlement in favour of Maxwell Johnson Sr., Heiltsuk First Nation and UBCIC Initiates Significant Change within VPD tkwəɬniwt (Westbank), Syilx Territory, BC: The BC First Nations Justice […]