Wunusweh Lecture in Aboriginal Law

The University of Saskatchewan, College of Law through the McKercher Lecture Series is presenting Grand Chief Derek Napinak from the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs who will share his views regarding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Wunusweh Lecture in Aboriginal Law takes place Monday, January 16, 2017 7:00 – 8:00 pm at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, University of Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Government Canceling Indigenous Police Recruiting Initiative

The Saskatchewan government has announced that it’s canceling the Saskatchewan Police Aboriginal Recruiting Committee (SPARC), a program aimed at increasing the number of Indigenous police officers in the province. Officials were unable to say what will be done to replace it. In the last 10 year just 5% of police recruits were Indigenous compared to the 16% of the general population in Saskatchewan having Indigenous ancestry.

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Indigenous Youth Overrepresented in Justice System

Data recently compiled to brief Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says Indigenous youth make up only 7% of the overall population but 41% of those entering the justice system. Also, recently the Auditor General in his report says that Indigenous offenders are more likely to be released directly from maximum or medium security facilities rather than a gradual release program. This reduces the chances of a successful reintegration into mainstream society.

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press Posted: Apr 26, 2016

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