Filmed in cinéma vérité style, this feature-length doc follows a group of incarcerated men with troubled pasts as they undergo treatment based on Indigenous philosophy at the Waseskun Healing Center. Director Steve Patry spent a full year with these men, gaining their trust and confidence. The result is a remarkable and gripping film about learning to overcome suffering and finding balance.
A Report on the Relationship between Restorative Justice and Indigenous Legal Traditions in Canada Larry Chartrand, B.Ed., LL.B., LL.M Full Professor, University of Ottawa and Kanatase Horn, (Ph.D. Candidate) University of Ottawa Prepared for: The Department of Justice Canada October 2016
Restorative Justice There are many resources dealing with these issues. The following sites may be particularly useful (please note that the opinions expressed in these sites/documents are not necessarily shared by Aboriginal Legal Services).
Circle Sentencing: Part of the Restorative Justice Continuum http://www.justicebehindthewalls.net/02_publications_00.html
From Punishment to Healing by Jonathan Rudin Download PDF file
Justice as Healing (Newsletter) University of Saskatchewan Native Law Centre http://www.usask.ca/nativelaw/jah/
Native Law Centre University of Saskatchewan Native Law Centre http://www.usask.ca/nativelaw/
The Centre for Restorative Justice Simon Frasier University http://www.sfu.ca/crj.html
Restorative Justice Hamilton http://www.restorativejustice.ca
Centre for Justice & Reconciliation http://restorativejustice.org
Restorative Justice in Urban Aboriginal Communities by Irene Plett (1999) Download PDF file
Re-thinking Access to Criminal Justice in Canada: A Critical Review of Needs, Responses and Restorative Justice Initiatives by Patricia Hughes and Mary Jane Mossman (2001) Download PDF file
Transforming Relationships Through Participatory Justice Law Commission of Canada (2003) Download PDF file
With or Without You: First Nations Law (in Canada) by John Borrows int the McGill Law Journal Download PDF file