BCFNJC Releases Framework for Action: Indigenous Women’s Justice Plan Upholds the Calls for Justice

 Today the BC First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC) is proud to release the Final Draft of the Indigenous Women’s Justice Plan at the 3rd Annual First Nations Justice Forum in Vancouver. The Justice Forum brings together a network of First Nations leaders, Indigenous delegates, and justice partners across BC who will play a powerful role in advancing the Indigenous Women’s Justice Plan through discussion and action-oriented engagement.

Indigenous Justice Centre expansion will create safer communities

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“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.

The BC First Nations Justice Council, British Columbia, and Canada continue to advance Indigenous justice priorities in British Columbia

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The BC First Nations Justice Strategy sets the stage for, and commits BC, Canada, and First Nations, to transform the justice system. This will require the federal, provincial governments, the First Nations Justice Council and First Nations, along with leadership of the justice system, to work together in close coordination and partnership to bring about the justice system we have envisioned together.