The BC First Nations Justice Strategy aims to transform the justice system along two tracks of change that must be enacted in parallel. While Track 1 is focused on reforming and making safe the current western justice system, Track 2 is wholly focused on restoring and rebuilding First Nations justice systems by:
- Reclaiming Legal space – Revitalize First Nations legal orders
- Indigenous Justice Centres – 15 centres by 2025 for culturally safe access to justice and to restore Nation-driven approaches to Justice
- Rebuilding our institutions – Self-determined and culturally appropriate institutions
- Restorative Approaches – Restorative and healing approaches at all levels
- Growing community justice programs – Community justice fund for stable and ongoing investment
To summarize, Track 2 involves consistent and coordinated action to support the development of First Nations justice systems and institutions reflecting the right of self-determination and the inherent right of self-government. This includes actions that must be led and taken by First Nations, as well as governments, to reform laws, policies, and practices to ensure proper recognition and support for First Nations justice systems.