Gladue Awareness Project travels Saskatchewan to talk about Indigenous incarceration rates – CBC

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Gladue Awareness Project travels Saskatchewan to talk about Indigenous incarceration rates – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201826 Views

Indigenous over-representation in jails rising despite 1999 ruling

Aug 08, 2018

The organizers behind the Gladue Awareness Project in Saskatchewan hope it will help reduce the overrepresentation of Indigenous people behind bars in the province.

Presented by the Wiyasiwewin Mikiwahp Native Law Centre of the University of Saskatchewan, the seminars are aimed at informing Indigenous people, their legal counsel and others about the Gladue case, and how it can factor into sentencing.

“Not only are we are bringing information to the participants of the seminars, but we are also having a discussion on how Saskatchewan can better address the over-incarceration of Aboriginal people in the province,” said Michelle Brass, the Gladue Awareness Project manager.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/gladue-awareness-project-travels-saskatchewan-to-talk-about-indigenous-incarceration-rates-1.4776973

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