The BC First Nations Justice Council (Justice Council) is appalled that, yet again, the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has found no fault for a police officer who killed an Indigenous person.
BC First Nations Justice Council Welcomes Province of BC’s Commitment to Indigenous Justice Services
The BC First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC) welcomes today’s announcement by Premier Eby to fully invest in the establishment and long-term operation of ten (10) new Indigenous Justice Centres over the next 2 years.
Ground-breaking Human Rights Settlement in favour of Maxwell Johnson Sr., Heiltsuk First Nation and UBCIC Initiates Significant Change within VPD tkwəɬniwt (Westbank), Syilx Territory, BC: The BC First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC) is pleased to learn that after a three-year fight for justice, the Human Rights Tribunal has concluded in favour of Heiltsuk Nation member […]
Anti-Racism Data Act Essential to Address the Needs and Develop Fair and Equitable Services for Indigenous Peoples
History in the making as the Province of BC introduces new legislation.
BC First Nations Justice Council Respond to Public Apology and Withdrawal of Appeal from the City of Prince George
Legal Counsel encouraged to learn that the City has chosen an alternate path to resolving complex legal issues effecting Indigenous and vulnerable citizens. Lheidli T’enneh / Prince George , B.C. (March 24, 2022): Today the BC First Nations Justice Council acknowledges the public apology and withdrawal of Appeal in the City of Prince George v […]
tkwəɬniwt (Westbank), Syilx Territory – January 20, 2022 – Today was an exciting day for the BC First Nations Council! This morning, our chair, Doug White, participated in a media conference along with federal Minister of Justice, David Lametti, and Attorney General for BC, David Eby, to announce the signing of a tripartite memorandum of […]
tkwəɬniwt (Westbank), Syilx Territory – The Law Society of BC (LSBC) announced the results of its annual election of benchers who govern the society and the outcome is historic for Indigenous representation within this vital part of British Columbia’s justice system. For the 137-year history of the Law Society, only two Indigenous lawyers have ever […]
BCFNJC and BC Attorney General applaud proposed federal legislation to reduce Indigenous incarceration rates
tkwəɬniwt (Westbank), Syilx Territory – Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable David Lametti, tabled new legislation yesterday, known as Bill C-22, which has the potential to significantly divert low-risk Indigenous offenders away from incarnation and into addiction services and other corrective measures. “Bill C-22 would make changes to both the Criminal […]