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New Indigenous Justice Centre coming to Kelowna – Castanet

Mar 31, 2023

Indigenous residents in Kelowna will be able to access “culturally appropriate justice services” by the end of this year.

Earlier this week, the BC First Nations Justice Council announced five new Indigenous Justice Centres that are being built across the province, in Kelowna, Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria and Nanaimo.

The council says the centres will help provide Indigenous members of the community “culturally appropriate” information, advice, support, and legal services.

“We are unwinding and undoing the powerful and destructive effects that the current justice system has had on our relatives,” said Rosalie Yazzie, acting chair of the BCFNJC.

“Through strong Indigenous leadership, a team of valued, subject-matter experts and experienced competent staff members, we are pushing forward to create a better justice system for First Nations peoples.”

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