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Aboriginal Person’s Court: ‘It’s a court that’s evolving’

Aboriginal Person’s Court: ‘It’s a court that’s evolving’ Brantford’s Aboriginal Persons’ Court may be in its infancy but is already making a difference, says the judge who was the driving force behind the local court initiative that focuses on healing and rehabilitation of native offenders. “I think we’re seeing good results. It’s a court that’s evolving,” said Ontario Court Justice Gethin Edward. Read the full May 9, 2014, article at the Brantford Expositor website.

Tribal judge works for Yurok-style justice

Tribal Judge Works For Yurok-style Justice Native American jurisprudence has evolved since tribes began to regain their sovereignty, returning to traditional values of respect, community support and responsibility, and collective healing — for victims, perpetrators and the circle of lives they touch. Abinanti, who in 1974 became the first Native American woman admitted to the State Bar of California, has been at the forefront. Read the full March 5, 2014, article at the LA Times… Read More »Tribal judge works for Yurok-style justice