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Treatment Based on Indigenous Philosophy and Restorative Justice

Filmed in cinéma vérité style, this feature-length doc follows a group of incarcerated men with troubled pasts as they undergo treatment based on Indigenous philosophy at the Waseskun Healing Center. Director Steve Patry spent a full year with these men, gaining their trust and confidence. The result is a remarkable and gripping film about learning to overcome suffering and finding balance.


A Report on the Relationship between Restorative Justice and Indigenous Legal Traditions in Canada Larry Chartrand, B.Ed., LL.B., LL.M Full Professor, University of Ottawa and Kanatase Horn, (Ph.D. Candidate) University of Ottawa Prepared for: The Department of Justice Canada October 2016


Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice There are many resources dealing with these issues. The following sites may be particularly useful (please note that the opinions expressed in these sites/documents are not necessarily shared by Aboriginal Legal Services).

Circle Sentencing: Part of the Restorative Justice Continuum

From Punishment to Healing by Jonathan Rudin Download PDF file

Justice as Healing (Newsletter) University of Saskatchewan Native Law Centre

Native Law Centre University of Saskatchewan Native Law Centre

The Centre for Restorative Justice Simon Frasier University

Restorative Justice Hamilton

Centre for Justice & Reconciliation

Restorative Justice in Urban Aboriginal Communities by Irene Plett (1999) Download PDF file

Re-thinking Access to Criminal Justice in Canada: A Critical Review of Needs, Responses and Restorative Justice Initiatives by Patricia Hughes and Mary Jane Mossman (2001) Download PDF file

Transforming Relationships Through Participatory Justice Law Commission of Canada (2003) Download PDF file

With or Without You: First Nations Law (in Canada) by John Borrows int the  McGill Law Journal Download PDF file

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