Justice Conference – Lets Talk Gladue Hosted in Thunder Bay

Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Lakehead University Faculty of Law
Ontario's Bora Laskin Law School - Photo by Derek Silver

Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Lakehead University Faculty of Law
Ontario’s Newest Law School – Photo by Derek Silver

THUNDER BAY – LEGAL – The Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre in partnership with Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation is hosting a Justice Conference entitled “Let’s Talk Gladue”. It will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, in Thunder Bay commencing at 9:30 a.m.

The attendees will include Judges, Justices of the Peace, Crowns, defence lawyers, law students and others in law-related fields as well as Gladue Workers.

There will be featured presentations from Justice Gethin Edward from the Aboriginal Peoples Court in Brantford, Ontario and Jonathan Rudin from Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto.

 This conference is being held to:

  1. Provide information and education and present an overview of Gladue;
  2. Speak about our experiences and challenges in delivering Gladue services along with the need to address administrative procedures; and
  3. Discuss the need for a future Aboriginal Peoples’ Court here in Thunder Bay.

It is hoped that by the end of the day there will be a meeting of minds to collaboratively work together with the courts and the community to continue to provide and/or expand Gladue services in Thunder Bay.