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The Gladue Awareness Project

  • August 14, 2018 10 am - August 15, 2018 4:30 pm
  • Melfort, SK

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The over representation of Aboriginal people being incarcerated is a concern to everyone, particularly for those in or subject to the criminal justice system.

Starting in June, 2018, a series of Gladue Awareness seminars will be held throughout Saskatchewan. Gladue Research Officer, Michelle R. Brass, of the Native Law Centre, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, will be holding seminars in the following locations:

June 19-21, 2018 – La Ronge
Location: Mistasinihk Place, 1328 La Ronge Avenue, boardroom number 1 

July 3-4, 2018 – Prince Albert
Location: Government of Saskatchewan building, 800 Central avenue, boardroom 3.

July 17 - Kahkewistahaw First Nation
Location: Kahkewistahaw First Nation Meeting Hall Day 1 seminar agenda, 10:00 – 4:30 

July 18 - Keeseekoose First Nation
Location: Keeseekoose First Nation Meeting Hall Day 1 seminar agenda, 10:00 - 4:30 

July 19 - Yorkton
Location: TBD Day 2 seminar agenda, 10:00 - 4:30

July 30-31, 2018 – Saskatoon
Location: Law Building, 15 Campus Drive, room 64 

August 3, 2018 – Fort Qu’Appelle
Location: Teepee or Archive building (TBD) 10:00 - 4:30 Day 1 seminar agenda 

August 14-15, 2018 – Melfort
Location: TBD 

August 28-30, 2018 – North Battleford
Location: TBD 

September 4-5, 2018 – Duck Lake
Location: TBD 

September 24-26, 2018 – Meadow Lake
Location: TBD 

September 27, 2018 – Spiritwood
Location: TBD 

Week of October 3rd: La Loche
Location: TBD 

October 14-15 – Moose Jaw
Location: TBD 

October 30-31 and November 1 – Estevan
Location: TBD 

November 13-14, 2018 – Regina
Location: TBD 

For further details and to register contact Michelle Brass at: michelle.brass@usask.ca

These seminars are being held by the Native Law Centre to increase awareness of Section 718.2(e) of the Criminal Code. We will discuss the cases of R. v Gladue and R. v Ipeelee and will look at how these cases have been reported in Saskatchewan. Our discussions will take into consideration the statistics of Aboriginal offenders in provincial and federal jails and the trends that can be seen in the reported cases on the sentencing of First Nation and Metis offenders in Saskatchewan. These seminars will also look at what alternatives to a jail sentence may exist and will consider what is needed in Saskatchewan to assist in addressing the issue of the over-incarceration of Aboriginal offenders in the province.