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Release of Final Report on Court Delays

Release of Final Report on Court Delays/Publication du rapport final sur les délais dans le système de justice pénale (Le français suit ci-dessous) Dear Witnesses, On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs released its final report on court delays in the criminal justice system at the National Press Theatre […]

Terrace Law Days

Terrace Native Courtworkers were in attendance for Law Day. Local schools were attendance partaking in a number of activities. NCCABC had a table with pamphlets, information and candy of course. A draw with NCCABC items generated interest and interaction with our table. In attendance: Terrace Community Corrections, Terrace Restorative Justice Society, RCMP, Legal Aid, Local […]

NOTICE – BOARD OF DIRECTOR ELECTION

NOTICE BOARD OF DIRECTOR ELECTION FOR REGION #8 THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017 ALL PERSONS OF ABORIGINAL ANCESTRY (INCLUDING FIRST NATION, NON-REGISTERED, METIS AND INUIT), OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN (18), WHO ARE RESIDENTS FOR AT LEAST ONE COMPLETE YEAR WITHIN REGION #8, ARE INVITED TO A REGIONAL MEETING WHICH IS SCHEDULED FOR: 12:00 NOON Tseshaht […]

Memorandum of Understanding – NCCABC and Aboriginal Justice Strategy

Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia and Aboriginal Justice Strategy Collaboration 2016 This year, the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia received a capacity-building contract from the Department of Justice Canada to hold a series of joint committee meetings with the Aboriginal Justice Strategy justice programs in British Columbia. The goal […]

Ministry of Justice Meets with Northern Regional Manager and the Prince George First Nation Court working group

Prince George First Nation Court Working Group meets with Chief Judge Thomas Crabtree (Provincial Judiciary) and James Deitch (Executive Director Criminal Justice and Legal Access Policy Division/Ministry of Justice.  Purpose of meeting: Implementation process in securing First Nation Court for Prince George In Photo: Marcel Gagnon (Elder Advisor; PG Urban Aboriginal Justice Society), Verna Blinn […]

New NCCABC President Elected

Douglas S. White Newly Elected Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia’s President October 1, 2016 DOUG WHITE, B.A., J.D., is a member, former Chief, and current Councillor of the Snuneymuxw First Nation in Nanaimo, BC. His Coast Salish name is Kwulasultun and his Nuu-chah-nulth name is Tliishin. After completing his B.A. in First Nations […]

Prince George AIDS Walk

Lori Henry, Tracy Peters, Christina Draegen (Regional Manager Native Courtworker and Counseling Association of BC), Johnathan Alec.

In Downtown Eastside, Jim’s Story Shows Holes in Vast Net of Systems and Services

Facing complex challenges, his struggle is emblematic of hundreds others. First of two parts. Reprinted with permission fromKatie Hyslop : http://thetyee.ca/News/2016/09/01/Jims-Story-Holes-In-Downtown-Eastside-Systems/ “Jim” doesn’t handle frustration well. And on this April morning, his frustration is threatening to cause him big problems in First Nations Court in New Westminster, where he’s facing two charges of assault and […]

Judge Marion Buller Honoured

A gathering of Cowichan Elders and our Duncan Native Courtworker Mabel Peters of First Nations Court gather to honour Judge Marion Buller as she takes time away from her duties as Provincial Court Judge.  Judge Buller has been appointed as the Lead Commissioner to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls National Inquiry. (picture […]