ERIC Number: ED350135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Self-Sufficiency in Northern Justice Issues. Proceedings of the Northern Justice Society Meeting (5th, Sitka, Alaska, April 1991).
Griffiths, Curt Taylor, Ed.
As indigenous peoples in the Arctic move closer to sovereignty, self-sufficiency in the realm of criminal justice assumes paramount importance. This book outlines initiatives and strategies to improve the delivery of justice services to aboriginal peoples in Canada, Alaska, and Greenland. Topics include: social and spiritual causes of alcoholism and alcohol abuse among Alaska Natives; the indigenous understanding of self-government, based on traditional values; evolution of self-government among the Carrier tribe of British Columbia, and comparisons with tribal government structures in Alaska Native villages; the Dene Justice Project and traditional Dene methods of social control; a community-based system of justice on the Sandy Lake Reserve, Ontario (Canada); the struggle of the Metis people for recognition; history and practices of the Greenland justice system; Native policing programs in Alberta (Canada) and Greenland; community centers for legal services and legal education; the role of Native courtworkers; the province and tribal courts; a spirituality-based model for mediation and conflict resolution; maximizing community involvement in the juvenile justice system; a Junior Achievement program for community youth or young offenders; specialized foster family care; interpersonal violence and youth suicide among Greenland Inuit; family violence; the Sitka (Alaska) Alliance for Health; and writing skills for community-based justice administrators. (SV)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Canada Natives, Community Services, Eskimos, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Justice, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement, Law Related Education, Legal Aid, Self Determination, Youth
Northern Justice Society, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Canada ($36 each; 10 or more, 20% reduction).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby (British Columbia).; Northern Justice Society, Burnaby (British Columbia).
Identifiers: Alaska; Canada; Greenland; Tribal Government