What's First Nations Court?

If you identify as Aboriginal and plead guilty to a crime, you may be able to go to one of BC's First Nations Courts for sentencing. This fact sheet explains:

  • restorative justice,
  • how you get into First Nations Court,
  • where First Nations Courts are located,
  • who’s at First Nations Court, and
  • what a healing plan is.

See also: Gladue Rights at Bail and Sentencing (infographic poster), Your Gladue Rights, and Gladue Submission Guide.

Find out more about Aboriginal legal rights in BC on the Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC website.

This publication is in clear language for people who don't know about the law.


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