SCO looking for public input for justice reform
SCO looking for public input for justice reform

By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter First Nations leaders in southern Manitoba are looking for public feedback as they continue to seek reforms, while Indigenous people continue to over-represent those involved in the criminal justice system and those who are behind bars in this province. In January 2021, the federal government was mandated with developing an Indigenous Justice Strategy to address “systemic discrimination” in the criminal justice system and the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the justice system. The feds were also mandated to develop that strategy “in consultation and cooperation with Indigenous partners, provinces, and territories.” The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) said that with the federal government seeking Indigenous consultation, a new public survey, which was released online this week and can be filled out anonymously, will help

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