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.
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.
Recent study shows, for the first time, half the female population incarcerated in Federal Prisons are Indigenous.
For the past 30 years, on February 14th, marches, rallies and vigils have taken place across Canada to remember the more than 1,000 missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) and this year will be no different. “The very first February 14 vigil happened in 1991, when an Indigenous woman from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside […]
The BC First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC) is delighted to congratulate Justice Ardith (Walpetko We’dalx) Walkem, Q.C., on her momentous appointment as a judge to the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Rosalie Yazzie, BCFNJC Vice-Chair and lead director on First Nations Courts, provided the following comment. “For more than 30 years, Justice Walkem has dedicated […]
(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 […]
(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 […]
(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 […]