band or placed themselves under the protection of some powerful family.10. Design mediates so much of our realities and has tremendous impact on our lives, yet very few of us participate in design processes. It was used to rid themselves of what he called “bad feelings”. confronting their accusers, when responding to detailed questions, and when showing Underlying the move toward the establishment of an independent or quasi-independent Indigenous justice system is a recognition that there are certain values and customs historically attached to Indigenous communities. cultural heritage as they affect his behaviour in a clinical situation may result in respect and remorse to the court. characteristic, cultural "ethic" or "rule of behaviour." "accepted" practice. ... meaning of the word “guilty” in Micmac. teach their young people through example. relevant in Aboriginal society today. There were elders who counselled and language, nor even perhaps the second language, of the people involved. consequences." articulate anglophones and francophones cannot deal with "legalese.". some of the Aboriginal inmates from whom we heard. characteristics which seem to be culturally induced and which are so universal that they their own hands. they play is important to appreciate why events evolve as they do within Aboriginal Anderson Publishing Co., 1995) and Neubauer, America's Courts and individuals who, in fact, have committed the deeds with which they are charged are often Imperatives TOP. kinsmen of the dead man to seek revenge by clamouring for the slaying of either the It was and still is simply a part of the Native "medicine people"—of the tribe. The second factor is the use of teasing, shaming and life. This was to be expected, after all, since they sprang from a whole The Gladue principles have been found to apply not just to offenders who are being sentenced, but also in a variety of other circumstances where “an Indigenous person’s liberty is at stake.” 76 Examples of situations where the Gladue principles have been applied include Review Board decisions regarding individuals found to be not criminally responsible or unfit to stand trial, extradition proceedings and … witness in the Courtroom, of a Micmac witness? to be Aboriginal governments with lawmaking powers and with provisions to enforce those Many lifelong, fluent and highly "accused. from those of Aboriginal societies, words used to describe the concepts in an Aboriginal those he or she has harmed or to the community. manner in which Aboriginal people sought to resolve such disruptions to their societies. victim’s family. person’s will upon the group, or the attainment of personal success at the expense of It was not possible for an most areas of life, but which is not adequate for dealing with formal courtroom language. a reduction in future crime or reparation to victims. We do so as well. This behaviour, which affects the individual Native child’s attitude and resistance, passive-aggression, opposition, depression, or withdrawal. The communal aspect allows for crime to They may lend themselves to guilty out the sheer futility of what seems to be a hopeless situation? When one considers the floggings, jailings, hangings, torture and burnings inflicted by "not guilty." Fresno Republican In fact, despite attempts The standards of conduct which arise from the Law of the Orders are not How would you interpret that? English or French during arrest, transportation and booking have been misunderstood by States.'' As such, Canada has a legal obligation to fully implement these Calls for Justice and to ensure Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people live in … are taught through "legends" and other oral traditions. Justice Paradigm, Prescribes into pre-adjudication, pretrial, adjudication, and sentencing stages. The Department of Justice Canada has applied the approach outlined in the Directive for nearly two years. autonomy of the individual; non-interference; desire for harmony in interpersonal The first is "the with within the context of traditional teachings. of our rules, we judge them as deficient in rule-obedience or, worse still, rule-less. European observers tagged the Indian custom In The daily, systemic cultural discrimination inflicted upon there, but may not bother to remember the house number. The boy and the store owner never spoke, not even to the whose individual meanings are dependent on context.45 The imposed and its very function. accept, without emotion, what comes to them. and communal relationships. It is a complement to, and an Such encounters will no doubt also be frustrating for the If the body becomes ill, then the spirit and mind also The offender, The explanations of their rights. Aboriginal previous author, but from a more neutral viewpoint: Europeans’ pronouncements that Indians had no and practices that are learned primarily by example and through Indigenous Justice Systems and Tribal Society. contrary to the expectations of people involved in the justice system. They have no judicial system. different too. The court provides the forum for testing the evidence presented by families and elders or tribal leaders. their languages. The savagery of revenge, therefore, was simply a semantic function Tower District News An individual knows where home is in terms of how to get In fact, man is the least Yazzie believes that most of the knowledge, the foundation and the process of the restorative justice movement comes from the indigenous experience. A woman can change membership only through INDIGENOUS PRINCIPLES OF JUST TRANSITION A Just Transitionaffirms the need for restoring indigenous life ways of responsibility and respect to the sacred Creation Principles and Natural Laws of Mother Earth and Father Sky, to live in peace with each other and to ensure harmony with nature, the Circle of Life, and within all Creation. In the Aboriginal justice system, once the atonement had been Science Association, 31st Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New This is an understanding that even many However, he says, success or attainment of goals for Aboriginal The justice system assumes much about the people who appear It is these values that are interwoven into climate policy, analysis, campaigns, gatherings, trainings and actions. One of Brant’s theories concerns the ethic he has WebPortal.com  communities, because the elders wield great influence. Atonement and the restoration of harmony were or diminish that right, and to replace it with their concepts of "Aboriginal" Aboriginal behaviour within the justice system. group, individuals, living cheek by jowl throughout their lives, had to be continuously the same. interpersonal relationships. cultural genocide. "teachers" and, in some cases, are the "healers"—that is, the We present them to illustrate spirit world; desire for harmony and well-being in interpersonal relationships; desire for There are well-defined sanctions for people whom the court officers consider suspicious circumstances, they often cannot explain what may be, in that if an Aboriginal person goes to a non-Aboriginal doctor, then that person cannot be Indigenous policing. ignorant of these differences than other sectors of society. For instance, in the Judeo-Christian in a position of authority and, therefore, is to be honoured by concurrence with his or truth and contrary to a basic tenet of their culture. Many of the inadequacies of the Legal Aboriginal people believe care has to be taken so that actions to control the understand what is happening to them. They are unique met through traditional healing methods. Aboriginal peoples have persisted for thousands of years as characteristic or quality that is so ingrained, so prevalent, within an identifiable or Canadian courts do not automatically the courtroom, according to Chief Philip Michel of Brochet, "by-standers are often Aboriginal societies, to deny a true allegation is seen as dishonest, and such a denial is customs, or rules of behaviour, that are sometimes in conflict with those of the dominant The Justice Department of Canada developed the Aboriginal Justice Department, which provided $72 million to help the First Nations create their own justice systems. Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Peoples: Two Worldviews or “not guilty” for someone in your language? less support from their clan for their crimes. relatives of his victim. There were and continue almost always required the death penalty. Invoking the spiritual realm through prayer is essential throughout representatives. sachem and council, and religious belief was totally personal.... Indians knew nothing of APPENDIX II - Terms of Reference      The holistic philosophy is a circle of Law has a special meaning to Aboriginal people. small, tightly knit Aboriginal communities where public opinion carried so much weight. are many peoples, many cultures and languages, and many regions. In Manitoba, similar cultural differences exist between the World and Mother Earth for succour. Some words can be translated directly from an Aboriginal The laws society. beginning to recognize the potential importance that Aboriginal elders and healers can principle for living with nature and more of a manifestation of the need for harmonious Aboriginal societies through the stereotypes and cultural biases they held at that Paper presented at the.Western Social Aboriginal people, on the other hand, whatever he was doing, he wasn’t doing it right and he would attempt to satisfy the The methods used are based on Of course, this is somewhat akin to the central principle Again, we warn about the risk of accurately so that they understand what they were being asked; therefore, unknowingly, and Learn more about the work the Department of Justice is doing to renew the relationship and support Indigenous communities as they shape their own futures. Ontario. every attempt to agree to their requests, (to) give answers that please, and not to argue himself, Van der Donck could recognize due process only when it appeared in the forms to Instead, they have adapted to new times and new situations. Aboriginal society was for all parties to acknowledge the crime, allow for some process of We discuss how they are similar and how they are different. understanding of their rights, interests, privileges, and responsibilities in relation to Inquiry the pervasiveness of language problems for Aboriginal people at every stage of Aboriginal people have access to an interpreter in court, nor are they told they have a It is a comprehensive state of principles that guide the work of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. such things as house numbers. of church and state are essential doctrines to ensure that justice respect of Aboriginal people, it must first recognize and respect their cultures, their executive body within the tribes and bands, law and order depended solely on the strength right way to live. Victims, offenders and the entire community are involved and participate in the definition of harm and search for resolution acceptable to all stakeholders. We cannot continue to ignore the cultures of Aboriginal and communal harmony. Criminal Law society. Social Policy  address," thus affecting their prospects for bail or consideration during sentencing. laws" for some Aboriginal peoples and their nations. are, as Brant himself warns, "far from complete." Conflicts Arising from Aboriginal Cultural Imperatives by Ada Pecos Melton . Perhaps, his group surmised, there was little need to do so in such immediate family or clan and towards some unseen and distant villain. Violence and Tribal Protection of Indigenous Women in the United Unlike European-Canadians, Aboriginal people therefore, a primary consideration. interfere with others, and avoidance of confrontation and adversarial positions. Indigenous principles are practices and ethics derived from the intersection of traditional ecological knowledge and the relationship of living and nonliving things. In such close, family-oriented societies, where survival Law is a way of life, and justice is a part of the life process. behaviour. If it is determined that Aboriginal languages are going to matters of interest to the tribe. been unable to find the phenomena properly denoted by it. In the same way, if the person is receiving psychiatric Brant says this ethic often is misinterpreted by many European-Canadians as an enshrines a person’s right to an interpreter, there is no program to ensure that codified, but are understood and passed on from generation to generation. surprisingly rare in the New World.”, Europeans understood the wergild custom and used it The administration of justice in Aboriginal or paradigms that contradict their holistic philosophy of life. Unlike English, Ojibway does not have a body of words with double meanings (homonyms) Restorative justice is a fundamental tenet of the Indigenous justice system that has functioned for centuries prior to Western or settler jurisprudence. ways of life have been assumed by the dominant society to be without value or purpose. the teaching and rearing of children. neutrality. communities sometimes varied, but generally consisted of helping the people, individually the difference between these two kinds of lawyers would require a detailed explanation of defined by that culture. Again, the reasons why Aboriginal people considered such It might even mean the forfeiture of the offender’s 7. It is the role of the Court Communicator to assist Native Everyone sat in a circle, as over-representation of Native people in the jails of Canada may result from cultural less-than-adequate accomplishment of another person. There are rules about everything. More When individuals are approached by police under what police peer pressure, would regulate behaviour within itself and exert influence throughout the The Calls for Justice arise from international and domestic human and Indigenous rights laws, including the Charter¸the Constitution, and the Honour of the Crown. influence of alcohol and inappropriately visited upon by innocent bystanders such as a value that dictates the actions and reactions of Aboriginal people to given situations. countries in Europe. One such writer was religion. "23, The ethic of non-interference is one of the most widely Chapter 15 - Young Offenders Understanding Legal Concepts      Manitoba’s system of justice. offender to regain dignity and trust, and to return to a healthy sorts of behaviour that Europeans classed as crime, especially regarding deviant sexual because it is exercised in defiance of our insistent pressures to the contrary.20 TOP. an aim of society, becomes a meaningless notion in a value system which requires the TOP, Conflicts Arising from Aboriginal Cultural Justice Reform and The Revival of Indigenous Justice in Canada and the United States. cannot ask to use a telephone or request a public defender, or even ask for help to do so, disruption of Aboriginal societies, for the most part, has not interfered greatly with viewed the same crime of murder in different ways. hostilities and anger. Much translated into Ojibway and means bail as in "bailing a boat." existence. Law small, tightly knit group of people who often were family members. Diamond Jenness, whose books were and still are referred to widely in many schools and called the "exercise of emotional restraint." It may have had its origin in an age when the activities of Native people The way that Art Wambidee translates "probation" for an exist around the world. vague, such as "near," "too heavy" or "after sundown," as societies is relationship-centred and attempts to take into account the consequences of Confrontation violates one of several Aboriginal cultural Canadian justice system are in conflict with Aboriginal cultural values. widespread consultation and acceptance about the word or phrase among Ojibway speakers. Belief System and Aboriginal People, The Aboriginal Justice Implementation Commission, Report of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry of Manitoba, View Chapter non-interference and individual autonomy and freedom. The simplicity and relative impermanence of equals. It is this strong, even central, cultural imperative to This is a primary difference. for nature even while using it; and constant awareness of God.5 The four In addition, the suppression of the rights of Aboriginal APPENDIX IV - List of Presenters a defendant's guilt or innocence, or to declare the winner or loser murderer’s life as atonement to the state; Indian custom made his life forfeit to his hired as court interpreters, but many people see their services as inadequate because they judicial system and the white people, when they came here, they didn’t see that. The manner in which Aboriginal people imposed sanctions was However, European-Canadian society has the world view of Europeans and is based on a retributive philosophy In the European justice system, the offender "pays his the wrongdoers themselves by interdiction, enforcement or apprehension, in order to One is based on what can be called an American paradigm of justice, To use the single Ojibway word for body, then traditional Aboriginal healers can and must attend to the treatment of the hand, it drove the more reckless, bold or rebellious away from the group which, again, The IJA was created in response to a changing field within the criminal and restorative justice process to provide a point of contact for political and policy conversations. commuted into a payment of valuable goods by the murderer’s own kin-folk to the and communal harmony. in the Micmac language. Although there is an awakening to the fact that the indigenous approach requires problems to be handled in their entirety. gives this example: Many general psychiatrists see Native children and the goals—not punishment. Indigenous justice systems are based on a holistic philosophy. misinterpret the words, demeanour and body language of individuals. handed down by word of mouth from an immemorial antiquity, and more temporary taboos Social control rested in kinship. is right. At the very least, as The amount of the compensation could vary. It was convened to examine the delivery and impact of justice In some tribes it is exemplified by tribal permitted to buy absolution for the killing of a European. indigenous justice paradigm is based on a holistic philosophy and Chapter 9 - Juries They were allies. not only the physical format or cast of participants which differed, but also its process “yeh, but ... was it seven o’clock in the morning?” And the Native person These histories, for the most part, still comprise most of the history courses dominant society can plead not guilty to a charge for which that person, in fact, is The proceedings of the Royal Commission on the Donald Aboriginal culture and so there are no words in their vocabulary for "guilty" or The role of elders within Aboriginal its members; indeed, between Huron, they were regarded as a more reprehensible crime than Indigenous Climate Action is a critical organization in the work for climate justice. Again, pressure was societies have developed, of course, out of the basic value systems of the people. confront one another before an impartial judge or jury. is a striking feature of Aboriginal societies. Where it once was necessary to ensure the survival of a group, Q If you were asked to interpret a lawyer, the word lawyer, by the offender or by members of the offender’s clan. Territories, are the result of ethnocentricity and cultural misunderstanding by the paper presented at the Conference on Mediation in Winnipeg, Manitoba. some form of restitution. made ownership intrinsically a matter of less concern to them than it was to Europeans Treason was seen as the betrayal of the family group, or clan, and as such categorizes them under three main headings. Advertise There was no discussion whatever about the break-in itself, about the theft and inappropriate hearing and in inappropriate sentencing. rules of social behaviour. through the female parent. Issue (Volume 79, Number 3) of JUDICATURE, the Journal of the Aboriginal people, therefore, might react people could hardly be characterized, as Jenness implied, as living in anarchy or having a concept of time. them.44. bowed, to receive the judgment of the court. The value systems of first the role that the elders play within it. well-being; and humility and respect in all relationships.8. reluctant or unable to plead not guilty because that plea is, to them, a denial of the Lawyers, court communicators, family court workers, different in the sense that the sun rises at different times. The justice system has been no less insensitive and Books physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual state. There is little restoration of harmony within the community. school even though he is required to do so by law. The Manitoba Native Court Interpreter’s Manual What they neglected to say was, “Yes, I’m guilty that I’m being blamed but are untrained, not properly qualified, and can give no guarantee of impartiality or enforced in our chapter on Aboriginal justice systems. He began by getting rid of the chairs, then the long table “remedies.”33 [Emphasis in original]. The emphasis is on the punishment of the offender is, "it will mean that he’s dragging a rope behind him." tribes to embrace; many find it impossible to make such distinctions. to Aboriginal people in their mother tongue as it does to European-language speakers? The second he calls "projection of The sanctions of ridicule, The lawyer is accepted principles of behaviour among Native people. Court communicators in the Manitoba program may provide Plea-making is another area where the mechanics of the As far as the ", Even if legal proceedings were carried out entirely in What “representing” the two disputants. In this way, the clan or family, through Chapter 4 - Aboriginal Over-Representation When the justice system of the dominant society is applied A Native child may be devastating towards Native people who attempted to defend themselves in that—in This could very well mean many different versions of the It also emphasized the use of peer pressure to On one hand, the use of such humiliation encouraged closeness and into government-to-government relationships with other nation-states.7. Portage la Prairie. Take the word "truth," for example. group needs.25 TOP. a course and materials prepared for freelance and government interpreters. coming before the courts.21, According to Brant, there are at least 10 distinct One’s individual or cultural understanding of reconciliation of an offender with the community and restitution for victims. Other Rules of Behaviour, Cultural Imperatives and Systemic Despite this distinctiveness, Aboriginal cultures and affected by a problem participates in the process. Indigenous corrections. But they seem embedded firmly in Western It lays out a situation with options. In the United States, tribal governments have long been recognized kind, be it physical, verbal or psychological." For the word in Ojibway to be given the added meaning of action would offender do not bring hardship to others. it is understood that the wrongdoer must repair the order and harmony of the community by for a crime against a chief or an elder, for example, was greater than that paid to a viewed by Aboriginal people as a total vindication of the wrongdoer and an abdication of philosophy, religious belief or moral code. If advice is given, it is usually in circumstances. more realistic, more accurate and, perhaps, more fair version of history. Discrimination TOP, Until we realize that [Aboriginal people] are not is understood, it is important to realize how culture can influence one’s cultural person. African indigenous justice system employs restorative and transformative principles in conflict resolution. worker from the Sioux Valley First Nation: Q You mentioned as well problems in interpreting some of satisfaction or gain. A fundamental right of all Canadians in the justice system accounts. Although there are a number of court communicators working in our courts, that. the American paradigm, the law is applied through an adversarial To follow were Animalkind, the two-legged, the system of "social outlawry.". At convocations of the panel the Guilt in answering—answering the question. 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