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Judge Turpel-Lafond says Canada's justice systems should be ‘Indigenized’

Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 6:26 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Saskatchewan provincial court judge viewed as a leading candidate to become the first Indigenous justice of the Supreme Court says ending the “incredible systemic racism” she sees every day from the bench requires “Indigenizing” the criminal justice and child welfare systems far beyond appointing a few more Indigenous judges.

Judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond“I find it mostly heartbreaking to see that the courts are full of Aboriginal people, young people with untreated mental health issues, who have been through violence and trauma and who are going...