In order to identify and accelerate real, transformative changes to the ways that Indigenous peoples interact with British Columbia’s justice system, the 10th B.C. Justice Summit was held in early June 2018.
Government has posted the summit report, detailing the discussions between leaders of B.C.'s justice and public-safety sector and Indigenous leaders, justice experts and community workers.
Hosted by the Musqueum First Nation, the 10th summit marked the first time that justice-system leaders and Indigenous representatives have come together with the sole focus of considering the Indigenous experience of the justice system in British Columbia.
The report of the 10th summit has been delivered to:
- David Eby, Attorney General;
- Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General;
- the chief justices and chief judge of the province's three courts;
- co-Chairs of the B.C. Aboriginal Justice Council;
- Regional Chief responsible for Justice with the B.C. Assembly of First Nations; and
- Minister of Justice for the Métis Nation British Columbia.
The report is posted online: http://www.justicebc.ca/justice-summits/
The report will be used by the Summit Steering Committee as a framework for building an agenda for the 11th summit, which will focus on action recommendations. Those recommendations will contribute to the development of an Indigenous justice strategy for British Columbia.
This was the first of two meetings in 2018. The 11th summit is scheduled to take place in November 2018.
Read the proceedings of previous summits: http://www.justicebc.ca/justice-summits/
More about the Justice and Public Safety Council: https://www.justicebc.ca/