The BC First Nations Justice Council was created in 2016 by the BC Assembly of First Nations, the First Nations Summit and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.
There are five directors of the BC First Nations Justice Council. The First Nations Summit, BC Assembly of First Nations and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs each appoint one director, and they collectively appoint two further directors.
First Nations in BC have provided a clear mandate to the BC First Nations Justice Council to:
- Challenge approaches that contribute to the growing over-representation of First Nations children and youth in the care of government and First Nations men and women in incarceration
- Productively engage with government to advance effective strategies that can achieve better outcomes for Indigenous people in the justice system