Justice and Peacekeeping
Ancestral models of justice are based on restoration of peace and balance of the local Nation. Reconciling a mutual understanding between two people or groups is vital. A society cannot exist without law. Colonial settlers used diplomacy because they recognized that unwritten laws existed among our Local Nations. For our ancestors, the clan system would determine who would engage with the colonial settlers.
Ancestral justice and peacekeeping systems were forcibly interrupted by colonial settlers through the Indian Act, and other laws or policy, that have replaced ancestral systems. Today, communities lack capacity and/or do not have the resources to deal with peace and order issues. Local Nation members are overrepresented in jails. Restorative justice has never been fully implemented.
Justice and Peacekeeping is ensuring peace and balance is maintained in the Local Nations through a system that includes peace officers, justice circles, lodges, and restorative measures. FNT2T will assist Local Nations with the development and implementation of a justice system.
- Ancestral Law Development
- Restoring ancestral justice and peacekeeping systems
- Enforcement and undertaking of the laws in our Treaty 2 Territory
- Building an alternative justice system that includes dispute resolution, determination
- Creating our own local Nation circles replacing the current court system;
- Review of all administrative decisions including parole, diversion, post-sentencing and alternatives to incarceration and healing through the well-being process and centres
The Local Nations and FNT2T who are the Inherent and Treaty rights holders seek to create and to restore a justice and peacekeeping system that will serve as an internal response in dealing with situations of prevention, preparedness, emergency response and post-event remedies. We invite Canada to collaborate with the Local Nations and FNT2T to support the restoration of Justice and Peacekeeping systems.