30. We call upon federal, provincial, and territorial governments to commit to eliminating the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in custody over the next decade, and to issue detailed annual reports that monitor and evaluate progress in doing so.
31. We call upon the federal, provincial, and territorial governments to provide sufficient and stable funding to implement and evaluate community sanctions that will provide realistic alternatives to imprisonment for Aboriginal offenders and respond to the underlying causes of offending.
In May of 2017 we created a venue for First Nation governments, the Territorial Government, RCMP, civil servants, advocates, and citizens to harness the momentum of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and address the systemic discrimination many of our citizens face in accessing justice in the Territory.
On any given day, the majority of people detained in Canada’s provincial and territorial jails are legally innocent – waiting for a bail decision or their trial.
Read this important document by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Education Trust, published July 2014.