Inmate advocate cries foul after organization shut out of justice ministers meeting
Inmate advocate cries foul after organization shut out of justice ministers meeting

By Matteo Cimellaro Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Kim Beaudin has over two decades of experience advocating for urban and non-status Indigenous Peoples impacted by a justice system that is stacked against them. He would have put that experience to use at a meeting of Canadian justice ministers Wednesday, but the vice-chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) says his organization was shut out. The meeting, held Oct. 12, brought together federal Justice Minister David Lametti, his provincial and territorial counterparts and three Indigenous organizations: the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Metis National Council (MNC) and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK). CAP was previously invited to similar meetings when Jody Wilson-Raybould was justice minister, but since Lametti took over, the organization has been sidelined, Beaudin said.   The vice-chief believes his

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