PLEASE JOIN US
First Nations leaderships (Chief and Council), community justice service providers, community members, Elders, youth, etc. are invited to participate.
The BC First Nations Justice Council (“BCFNJC”) and the First Nations Leadership Council (“FNLC”) invite you to participate in one of four National Indigenous Justice Strategy (“NIJS”) in-person regional sessions, and three virtual dialogue circles (for Elders, Women and 2S+, and Youth). The engagement is being conducted in three phases:
A) In-person Regional Sessions:
Two members of your community are invited to join us for a half-day engagement session in the following regions:
More than two members are welcome to attend, however, we are only able to reimburse travel costs for two community members to attend the in-person regional session being held closest to your community. You will be required to provide all receipts if you are requesting travel reimbursement. A meal will be provided for the in-person sessions.
The objective of the regional sessions is to determine what the core justice priorities are for each of the regions as related to the NIJS. Specifically, the session will:
B) Virtual Dialogue Sessions:
Three targeted discussions with Elders, Women and 2S+, and Youth will be held virtually. The dialogue circles will provide space for considerations and priorities of the specific groups identified above. As many members belonging to one or more of the communities identified above are welcome to attend.
Learnings from the engagements will inform a fulsome report which will include results of the March 2023 provincial forum. The report will clearly outline BC First Nations expectations for the National Indigenous Justice Strategy, including where it intersects and supports the BC First Nations Justice Strategy, and where broader federal-led interventions are necessary to transform the criminal justice system in alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).