National Indigenous Justice Strategy Virtual Dialogue Circle – Elders
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First Nations Elders 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 provincial forum (held on March 8, 2023)
four regional sessions; and
three dedicated virtual dialogue circles (Elders, Women and 2S+, and Youth)
Participation in the sessions is not required to contribute to our survey, please take the time to complete our survey and let us know what you think should be a priority as part of the National Indigenous Justice Strategy.
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 below are welcome to attend.
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. A meal will be provided for 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:
Provide an overview of BC First Nations Justice Strategy and areas not contemplated by the Strategy
that fall under federal jurisdiction (and will need to be included in the National Indigenous Justice
Background on NIJS, a discussion of engagement to date,
Dialogue on regional and community priorities.
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).
Please contact Clara Renault at [email protected] to discuss any details, if you have any questions or would like more information about the session.