Indigenous People and the Criminal Injustice System: Ottawa: Tues March 24

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Indigenous People and the Criminal Injustice System
Part of Prisoner Justice Week!

Tuesday, March 24 at 7pm
Exile Infoshop (256 Bank St.)
ipsmo@riseup.net
http://ipsmo.wordpress.com/
Sorry this event is not wheelchair accessible.

Indigenous People and the Criminal Injustice System

Kim Pate -Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies

Sheila Grantham -Researcher on The "Aboriginal Women and Stigma" Project
http://www.carleton.ca/aboriginalwomenandstigmaresearch/

Indigenous people are massively over represented in the Canadian criminal injustice and caging (prison) system. Not only are they overly represented, but the punishments they receive are often overly harsh and punitive -even if we accept the criminal injustice system's standards of crime and punishment.

But indigenous people are also more likely to be the victims of crime than non-indigenous people, and these crimes are often not addressed. The 511 documented cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women are a clear example of this fact.