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Title: Revitalizing Roles: The Inclusion of Indigenous Elders in Contemporary Judicial Contexts
Authors: Lara, Karen
Supervisor(s): Nuttgens, Simon (Faculty of Health Disciplines)
Examining Committee: Offet-Gartner, Kathy
White, Douglas
Degree: Master of Counselling
Department: Faculty of Health Disciplines
Keywords: Indigenous Elders
Indigenous knowledge
Indigenous legal principles
Indigenous research
restorative justice
therapeutic jurisprudence
Issue Date: 29-Sep-2016
Abstract: The emergent over-representation of Indigenous persons incarcerated within the Canadian criminal justice system highlights the ineffectiveness of Western methods of justice in addressing offending behaviour. Indigenous justice practices diverge dramatically from retributory measures, reflecting an Indigenous worldview fundamentally based in the relationship with and connectedness to all things. Elders are integral to these processes, maintaining a vital link of cultural identity, as well as offering support and guidance through the transmission of traditional teachings and experience. The goal of this study is to delve deeply into understanding the current role of Elders in contemporary justice practices with Indigenous offenders, in a collaborative and relationship based manner that honours the sacredness that defines Indigenous research.
Graduation Date:  -1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/209
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