ERIC Number: ED353101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Inner Circle: Staff Development and Community Education, Bill C-61. Summary Description.
The Inner Circle project addresses the leadership staff and community education needs of Ontario's Native peoples as they relate to the introduction and implementation of the Young Offenders Act of 1984. The project is the first phase of a unique education process supporting self-determination, local control, and institution-building among aboriginal peoples. The project has eight discrete sections, tailored to meet the unique character, mandate, and developmental stage of each organizational member of the Ontario Native Council on Justice. The organizations represent various tribes or groups of status Indians, non-status Indians and Metis, Native women, and Native law students. Inner Circle objectives include: (1) providing appropriate information and resources concerning the Young Offenders Act; (2) involving Native peoples in the design, implementation, and follow-up of education and training related to the Act; (3) encouraging personal accountability, community involvement, and parental responsibility, as stated in the Act; (4) supporting Native self-determination in the justice-related field; (5) increasing Native awareness of problems facing Native youth, families, and communities; and (6) encouraging development of skills appropriate to community-based development and planning. Plans for workshops, community education strategies, and other activities are summarized for each member organization. Also discussed are the roles of legal and community resource people and alternative forms of project administration. (SV)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, American Indians, Canada Natives, Community Development, Community Education, Foreign Countries, Juvenile Justice, Self Determination
Ontario Native Council on Justice, 22 College St., #102, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1K6, Canada ($24 Canadian).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Native Council on Justice, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada