Indigenous Justice Strategy

The overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system is a serious and complex issue rooted in systemic racism and the legacy of colonialism.

In consultation and cooperation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis, Justice Canada is developing an Indigenous Justice Strategy to address systemic discrimination and the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the justice system. Given the shared responsibility for Canada’s justice system, this work is also being done in close collaboration with provinces and territories.

Legend

Completed

Current stage

Yet to occur

Current status

Completed

Pre-engagement

Completed

Indigenous-led and Justice Canada-led engagement

Current stage

Reporting and development

Yet to occur

Finalization and validation

Yet to occur

Release of the Indigenous Justice Strategy