BC First Nations Justice Forum
VANCOUVER, BC, MEDIA ADVISORY–(May 14, 2007) – (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver) – The BC First Nations Leadership Council is hosting the 1st BC First Nations Justice Forum. Invited delegates include Chiefs and leaders from the 203 First Nations of BC, provincial government officials, representatives from First Nations organizations, key stakeholders, and community members.
The forum will provide an opportunity for the delegates to create a Justice Plan for the benefit of all First Nations people and communities. The Forum goals include:1. Bring together key stakeholders from Aboriginal, Criminal Justice and Government organizations to facilitate discussions on key policy legislation reform initiatives.
2. Create a report with options and recommendations for improving the relationship between BC First Nations and the justice system.
The Honourable Wally Oppal, Attorney General will be providing a presentation along with Solictor General John Les and other key government representatives. The First Nations Leadership Council will be participating in this important event.
Date: Monday May 14, 2007 – Wednesday May 16, 2007.
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm (Day 1 &2)
8:30am – 12:00pm (Day 3)
Location: Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites, 1763 Comox Street, Vancouver
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IN: JUSTICE, POLITICS
Heather Gillies, Communications Director, BC Assembly of First Nations
Primary Phone: 604-837-6908