Restorative justice

PODCAST: Can restorative justice be an alternative to prison injustice in Canada?

A conversation on grassroots initiatives in Indigenous communities

Rates of Indigenous incarceration in Canada have reached crisis levels and yet the situation remains largely unaddressed by the top levels of government. That's why grassroots rehabilitation programs are becoming a critical resource in Indigenous communities.

Your ad here
Don't like ads?
Automated ads help us pay our journalists, servers, and team. Support us by becoming a member today to hide all automated ads:
Become a member

Despite making up just four per cent of the country’s population as a whole, Indigenous people represent nearly a quarter of the population of the federal prison system.

As the number of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in jail continues to increase, failure to address the issue is apparent at the highest levels of government.

In this episode of Unpacking the News, Ricochet’s Yasmin Hother Yishay and Métis sociologist Elizabeth Fast discuss the impact of these community-driven initiatives.

Click here to download the podcast or [subscribe on iTunes.]

Listen to "Restorative Justice: Grassroots Initiatives in Indigenous Communities" on Spreaker.

You might also be interested in...
Gun control
The tide is finally turning against the NRA
Toula Drimonis
February 24, 2018
Right to the City
Projet Montréal era an opportunity to democratize the city
Shawn Katz
February 8, 2018
Raids against Six Nations marijuana dispensary violate inherent Indigenous rights
Matt Cicero
February 15, 2018