The B.C. Prosecution Service (BCPS) has received an international award for professional excellence in connection with its work with Indigenous communities.
The service was recognized for the success of an Indigenous Justice Cultural Safety Gathering held in January 2019 on the territory of the Songhees First Nation.
The Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) issued the award. The ACLEA is an international organization committed to serving the continuing legal education profession worldwide through leadership, community, education and development.
Diane Morrison, ACLEA president, presented the BCPS with the award at the association’s annual conference in Chicago. Members of the BCPS were on hand to accept the award on behalf of the working circle and BCPS.
The Indigenous Justice Cultural Safety Gathering brought together more than 130 BCPS members and Indigenous Elders from throughout B.C. to build connections and further develop relationships between staff in Crown counsel offices, local Indigenous Elders and communities.
Planning for a Gathering in 2020 is underway and will provide further opportunity for BCPS members to experience and benefit from this cultural safety learning event.
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