Counsel praises Crown for ‘holistic’ approach using Indigenous mediation circle in Manitoba – The Lawyer’s Daily

Counsel praises Crown for ‘holistic’ approach using Indigenous mediation circle in Manitoba – The Lawyer’s Daily

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 2019461 Views

January 28, 2019

Legal minds are hoping for more restorative justice similar to that of an Indigenous mediation circle taking place for two Manitoba women suspected of spewing online hatred toward local Aboriginals.

Deemed by many as historic, the circle, which sat Jan. 16 for the first of several sessions, involves two non-Indigenous women who, rather than be formally charged and go through the court system, are meeting members of the local Indigenous community to be held accountable through an alternative form of justice.

The circle, being held at Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN) near the town of The Pas, Man., comes in the wake of three women allegedly taking to Facebook last summer after a car belonging to one of them was vandalized in nearby Flin Flon.

Read More: https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/9872/counsel-praises-crown-for-holistic-approach-using-indigenous-mediation-circle-in-manitoba

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