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First of its kind Indigenous People's Court in northwestern Ontario

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 3:31 PM | By Tom Venetis

The Indigenous People’s Court in Thunder Bay will hold its first sitting on March 6 as it aims to assist Aboriginal defendants in conflict with the law by using an alternative to sentencing.

(l-r) Celina Reitberger, Charlene Baglien, Frances Wesley, Roseanna Hudson and Justice Joyce Pelletier on the organizing committee for the Indigenous People's CourtCelina Reitberger, executive director of Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services, said the court’s model came about after studying other Aboriginal courts around the country, such as the First Nations court in New Westminster, B.C.,...