Government Commitments: Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

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December 14, 2023

Yukon’s new chief justice on Indigenous representation and reconciliation in the justice system

Leonard Marchand, named chief justice of Court of Appeal, is Syilx and a member of the Okanagan Indian Band CBC Indigenous: The Yukon Court of Appeal has a new chief justice.  Leonard Marchand, who is Syilx and a member of the Okanagan Indian Band, was appointed to the role last week.  Marchand was also appointed...

December 9, 2023

Colleagues hail appointment of 1st Indigenous B.C. Chief Justice in court’s history

Leonard Marchand also appointed chief justice of the Court of Appeal of Yukon CBC News:Colleagues and friends are praising the appointment of Leonard Marchand, the first Indigenous chief justice in B.C. history, calling it a historic moment that could advance Indigenous rights. Marchand has previously served at all three levels of the B.C. court system, having...

September 18, 2023

A fire that’s been burning for 173 years 

Spiritual practices observed in Robinson treaties case courtroom are a modern continuity of an ancient tradition A sacred fire (or Shkodeh, as it is known in Anishinaabemowin) has burned every day the Robinson treaties trial has been in session. This landmark case was first heard in 2017. Submitted by Alex Bisson CBC Indigenous: A sacred fire...

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