Category Archives: Aboriginal

Brantford’s new Indigenous Persons Court: a community effort that meets a local challenge

Pictured above left to right:  Brant County Crown Attorney Robert Kindon, Justice Kevin Sherwood, Six Nations community elder Jan Longboat and Justice Gethin Edward, holding a wampum belt, symbolizing the desire to care for all who enter the Brantford Indigenous Persons Court.  By Robert Blake When the possibility of opening an Indigenous Persons Court* in […]

Why we need to improve legal aid services to Ontario’s Aboriginal clients

I think it is essential for LAO — and for the legal profession in general — to understand the importance of providing more supports to Ontario’s Aboriginal peoples. It’s important for LAO because we have a statutory mandate to promote access to justice throughout Ontario for low-income individuals.