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NCJ Number: 141302 Find in a Library
Title: Self-Sufficiency in Northern Justice Issues
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 424
Sponsoring Agency: Northern Justice Soc
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 0-86491-129-7
Sale Source: Northern Justice Soc
c/o School of Criminology
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6,
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: Based on the materials presented in workshops and short courses during the fifth meeting of the Northern Justice Society in April 1991, 25 presentations focus on various issues pertinent to community-based efforts to improve the effectiveness of justice systems and social control in Native communities in Canada and Greenland.
Abstract: A number of papers focus on ways in which Native communities have incorporated community-based traditional justice measures into the administration of Canadian Federal and provincial law. In the case of the Metis Nation, this effort extends to the establishment of a justice system independent of Federal and provincial laws and justice procedures. Some of the Native community-based justice efforts discussed are Native police personnel, the use of Native court workers to assist Natives in understanding their case processing, the use of alternative dispute processing that reflects traditional means of conflict resolution, and the involvement of community residents in various aspects of juvenile justice. Other programs discussed are community-based legal aid services, a specialist foster family care program, youth suicide and problems of modernization, causes and remedies of interpersonal violence among Greenlandic Inuit Indians, and the prevention of family violence in Northern communities. The book concludes with a paper that instructs community- based justice administrators in how to write proposals for grants.
Main Term(s): Foreign criminal justice systems
Index Term(s): Aborigines; Canadian Indians; Community involvement; Legal aid services; Tribal community relations; Tribal court system; Tribal police
Note: From a workshop at the fifth meeting of the Northern Justice Society held in Sitka, Alaska, April 1991.
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