On this National Indigenous Peoples Day, we recognize and pay respect to the Indigenous lands on which we live and work and we honour the First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Huron-Wendat peoples.

The relationship between Indigenous people and the justice system has been largely defined by colonialism, racism, prejudice, discrimination, and fundamental cultural and societal differences.

Indigenous people who are in contact with the justice system often face a person, policy, procedure, or behaviour that shows little or no sensitivity to their trauma or experiences (Statistics Canada, 2022).

BLAC stands with the Indigenous people and continues its commitment to honor the roots that ground us.

Click the link in bio to learn more about BLAC’s year-round free legal services for qualifying Afro-Indigenous peoples.

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