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 […]
One of my favourite aspects of being Aboriginal policy counsel for Legal Aid Ontario is that I get to travel the province to speak with people about their experiences with LAO services. Recently I was able to attend the NAN-Wide Justice Summit that took place in Thunder Bay from November 19-21, 2013. The purpose of […]
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.