Indigenous Justice, Recognition and Reconciliation

The Government of Canada is renewing the relationship with First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation based on the recognition of rights, respect and partnership. Learn more about the work the Department of Justice is doing to renew the relationship and support Indigenous communities as they shape their own futures.

Exploring Indigenous Justice Systems in Canada and Around the World

The Department of Justice hosted the Exploring Indigenous Justice Systems in Canada and Around the World conference in May 2019 with the aim to generate ideas for recognizing and supporting Indigenous justice systems and to consider how they interact with non-Indigenous justice systems. Read the report to find out what we heard.

Principles Respecting the Government of Canada's Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

Learn about the Principles, a starting point for conversation with Indigenous peoples on how we can transform the Crown-Indigenous relationship.

Transforming the Criminal Justice System

We are working to transform the Criminal Justice system, which includes addressing issues such as overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples. Learn more.

Indigenous Justice Program

Learn how we are supporting Indigenous communities to take on the administration of justice, and decrease rates of victimization, crime and incarceration.

Restorative Justice

Restorative justice has been part of Canada’s criminal justice system for over 40 years. Find programs and resources here.

Civil litigation involving Indigenous Peoples

The Directive on Civil Litigation Involving Indigenous Peoples provides objectives and guidelines to apply the Principles in litigation. Learn more.

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