Stories – Legal/Justice

Stories in this category focus on policing, security, violence reduction, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, addictions and mental health, and many describe projects that work with justice-involved participants. Methods that are discussed include restorative justice, sharing circles, diversion programs, healing, ceremony, service navigation, etc. which aim to keep people out of the justice system, and rather resolve legal matters within the community. These stories highlight the importance of community embeddedness to understand the cultural context and learn from Elders and community members through processes such as cultural competency training and understanding the role of ceremony to value how the justice systems already work within communities.