Ask A Lawyer: Indigenous Courts and restorative justice

Indigenous Courts ensure fair treatment for Indigenous people in conflict with the law

Communications and Public Relations
June 03, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Jessica Buffalo appears on the June 1, 2021 episode of the “Ask a Lawyer” segment of the Global Morning Show in Edmonton.

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The discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former residential school at Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc brings the need for Indigenous Courts into sharp focus.

“This is why we act this is we act,” said Buffalo. “A lot of children did come home from those residential schools and with them they brought trauma that led to generations upon generations, and we are finding there is an overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.”

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