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Aboriginal Legal Services reacts to developments with Project Broken Trust in Thunder Bay
In an interview with CBC News, Aboriginal Legal Services outlines its concerns with recent developments with Project Broken Trust in Thunder Bay. Aboriginal Legal Services has been involved in the First Nations Youth Inquest, aka Seven Fallen Feathers, for many, many years. We were involved before the inquest was called. Christa Big Canoe and Jonathan Rudin represented six of the...
Call for ALS Board of Directors! Your opportunity to give back to Indigenous communities in the GTA. The ALS Board of Directors is a group of dedicated volunteers supporting the mission and goals of Aboriginal Legal Services: to strengthen the capacity of the Indigenous community and its citizens to deal with justice issues and provide Indigenous controlled and culturally based...
Aboriginal Legal Services Releases the Year Five Report Card for the First Nations Youth Inquest
ALS released its Year Five Report Card on the First Nations Inquest in Thunder Bay. The Report Card, a presentation on the Report Card, a press release and all other background and supporting documents can be found here.
Materials for Aboriginal Legal Services’ Annual General Meeting – Tuesday December 7
All the materials the 2021 AGM can be found here, on the official AGM Documentation page
Ontario Court of Appeal ruling on Gladue Principles applying to an application to withdraw a guilty plea
Aboriginal Legal Services appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal to argue that the Gladue principles apply when and Indigenous person seeks to withdraw a guilty plea. Read the court decision here. Read the Aborignal Legal Services Factum here.
Two Awards for Christa Big Canoe
Christa Big Canoe, Legal Advocacy Director at Aboriginal Legal Services has recently received two significant awards. Christa is the first recipient of the Alnoba Lewis Family Foundation’s first Moment of Truth Award for Gender Equity. More information on the award can be found here - https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/alnoba-lewis-family-foundation-honors-christa-big-canoe-with-moment-of-truth-award-for-gender-equity-890077747.html. Christa also received the Spirit of Schlifer Award from the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic. ...
New job postings!
Now hiring! Please go to our Employment page to see postings for two full time positions – Gladue Caseworker (Sudbury) and Adult Pre-Charge Diversion Worker (Toronto).
ALS Staff Podcast Features
In addition to ALS’ very own Road to Your Name Podcast ALS staff are featured on two recent podcasts. Senior staff lawyer Caitlyn Kasper is featured on the Matriarch Movement podcast discussing how law does and does not respond to the needs of Indigenous people. Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2GRDZ3V2xfajY37HP9D7sN?si=VpYuo8XIRg6ybWaR-x2Gew Program Director Jonathan Rudin can be heard talking about sentencing on the Lawyered...