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What Are First Nations/Indigenous Courts?

What Are First Nations/Indigenous Courts?

If you identify as Indigenous and plead guilty to a crime or are found guilty, you may be able to go to a First Nations/Indigenous Court in BC for sentencing. This fact sheet explains:

  • restorative justice,
  • how you get into First Nations/Indigenous Court,
  • where First Nations/Indigenous Courts are located,
  • who's at First Nations/Indigenous Court, and
  • what a healing plan is.

See also: Gladue and You, Gladue Rights at Bail and Sentencing (infographic poster), Gladue Submission Guide, and Gladue Report Guide

Find out more about Indigenous legal rights in BC on the Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC website.

This publication is in clear language for people who don't know about the law.


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