BC FIRST NATIONS JUSTICE COUNCIL ANGERED BY ‘NON-SUSPICIOUS’ DESIGNATION IN THE DEATH OF CHELSEA POORMAN
First Nations women’s justice plan in development with bigger picture
social issues and justice reform recommendations considered.
OVER-REPRESENTATION OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN FEDERAL PRISON
Recent study shows, for the first time, half the female population incarcerated in Federal Prisons are Indigenous.
Anti-Racism Data Act Essential to Address the Needs and Develop Fair and Equitable Services for Indigenous Peoples
History in the making as the Province of BC introduces new legislation.
BCFNJC and FNLC applaud Final Report of the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act
Now is time to push forward public safety and policing through self-determination
The Province of BC announces Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Action Plan.
“Reconciliation is a process that takes us all out of our comfort zone and if you don’t feel uncomfortable you’re not doing it right.”
BC First Nations Justice Council Respond to Public Apology and Withdrawal of Appeal from the City of Prince George
Legal Counsel encouraged to learn that the City has chosen an alternate path to resolving complex legal issues effecting Indigenous and vulnerable citizens. Lheidli T’enneh / Prince George , B.C. (March 24, 2022): Today the BC First Nations Justice Council acknowledges the public apology and withdrawal of Appeal in the City of Prince George v […]
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 […]