BCFNJC Officially Opens Four Indigenous Justice Centres in BC

tkwəɬniwt (Westbank), Syilx Territory – On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, the first four Indigenous Justice Centres were officially opened in the province of British Columbia. An inspiring virtual grand opening event celebrated this milestone with nearly 600 guests in attendance. During the event, at least 80 messages of congratulations were received. Distinguished guest appearances included: […]

BCFNJC, Canada and BC announce $9 million tripartite agreement

tkwəɬniwt (Westbank), Syilx Territory – January 20, 2022 – Today was an exciting day for the BC First Nations Council! This morning, our chair, Doug White, participated in a media conference along with federal Minister of Justice, David Lametti, and Attorney General for BC, David Eby, to announce the signing of a tripartite memorandum of […]

Join our virtual grand opening!

Together, let’s celebrate the official launch of our new Indigenous Justice Centres! The BC First Nations Justice Council supports the well-being of future generations by transforming the status quo today – upholding self-determination, reclaiming Indigenous legal traditions and addressing systemic injustice. In this spirit, we invite you to learn more about our four Indigenous Justice […]

Historic vote elects five Indigenous benchers to the Law Society of BC

tkwəɬniwt (Westbank), Syilx Territory – The Law Society of BC (LSBC) announced the results of its annual election of benchers who govern the society and the outcome is historic for Indigenous representation within this vital part of British Columbia’s justice system. For the 137-year history of the Law Society, only two Indigenous lawyers have ever […]