Justice, child welfare systems ‘failing our people,’ say Yukon First Nations – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2017283 Views

Indigenous people over-represented in Yukon’s justice system, says Kwanlin Dün chief

Sep 06, 2017

First Nations leaders in Yukon say the territorial government needs to do more to reduce the number of Indigenous people behind bars.

“We can do a lot more, I think, but we need government to come on board to help us,” said Kwanlin Dün Chief Doris Bill, at a news conference on Tuesday.

“Both the criminal justice and child welfare systems, we feel, are failing our people. That’s reflected in the fact that our people are over-represented in the system.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/kwanlin-dun-yukon-first-nations-justice-system-1.4276476

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