Re-Visioning Justice in the Yukon

Coming into Focus Together

Where

Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
Whitehorse, Yukon

When

May 29 & 30, 2017

Re-Visioning Justice in the Yukon

Conference Poster

We are creating 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.

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Speakers
Cindy Blackstock

Cindy Blackstock, PhD

Executive Director

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

Howard Sapers

Howard Sapers

Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform

Government of Ontario

Effie Snowshoe

Effie Snowshoe

Natalie Clark

Natalie Clark, M.S.W., PhD

Instructor and Chair, Field Education

School of Social Work at UBC

Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson

Professor

Faculty of Law at UVic

Mary Jane Jim

Mary Jane Jim

Conference Moderator

Judy Gingell

Judy Gingell

Speaker/Panelist

Melissa D. Atkinson

Melissa D. Atkinson

Senior Legal Aid Counsel

Yukon Legal Services Society

Laura Hoversland

Laura Hoversland

Panel Moderator

Manager of Justice

Council of Yukon First Nations

Schedule
Sunday, May 28th
7:30pm
We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice — Documentary Screening
The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre and Yukon Film Society co-present legendary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin’s landmark documentary with an introduction by Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada!
Admission: pay what you can.
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Monday, May 29th
8:30am
Lighting of the Sacred Fire
Opening Prayer
9:00am
Opening Remarks
Introduction of Elijah Smith Dancers
Introduction of Minister Frost
Introduction to Cindy Blackstock
Moderator Mary Jane Jim
Elijah Smith Dancers
Hon. Pauline Frost, Minister of Health and Social Services, Government of Yukon
10:00am
Keynote Address: Reconciliation means not saying sorry twice
Dr. Cindy Blackstock
11:30am - 12:30pm
Networking Lunch
12:45pm
Moderator Mary Jane Jim
12:45pm
Panel: De-colonization in the age of self-governance
Moderator: Christine Genier
Panelists: Diane Strand (Director of Community Wellness, CAFN), Chantal Genier (Women’s Advocate), Laura Hoversland (CYFN Justice Manager), Shelby Blackjack (TBC)
2:00 - 2:15pm
Break
2:15 - 3:45pm
Presentation by Natalie Clark - Shock and Awe: The everyday violence and (in) justice of trauma and law in the lives of Indigenous girls
3:45 - 4:30pm
Panel: Yukon Youth and Reconciliation: Our Responsibility
Moderator: Leonard Linklater
Panelists: Scott Sheppard (RCMP), Annette King (Child and Youth Advocate Office), Ray Sidney (KDFN), CYFN Representative (TBD), Youth Rep
Tuesday, May 30th
8:30am
Opening Prayer
8:45am
Opening Remarks
Moderator Mary Jane Jim
9:00 - 10:00am
Speaker: Effie Snowshoe - A Story of Solitary Confinement
Introduction by: Katherine Alexander E.Fry Yukon/Evann Lacosse KDFN/Darla Lindstrom FN Health
10:00 - 10:15am
Break
10:15 - 10:45am
Connecting the Dots: Justice and Public Health
Chief Medical Officer Brendan Handley
10:45am - 12:00pm
Howard Sapers Keynote Address
Reforming Corrections in Provincial and Territorial Jurisdictions
12:00 - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00 - 2:30pm
Panel: Access to Justice Issues in the Yukon Territory
Introduction by Mary Jane Jim
Moderator: Colleen Harrington (YHRC Lawyer)
Panelists: Judge Cozens (Yukon Courts), George Filipovic (Tr’ondek Hweche’in), Patricia Barkaskas (UBC Allard School of Law), James Tucker (Yukon Law Society), Dept of Justice Rep
2:30 - 2:45pm
Break
2:45 - 4:15pm
Panel: Yukon Human Rights Commission: Tangible Steps to Implementing the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Moderator: Laura Hoversland (CYFN Justice Manager)
Panelists: Judy Gingell, Rebecca Johnson (UVic), Melissa Atkinson (Legal Aid)
4:15 - 4:30pm
Closing Remarks
May 29 - June 2nd
Victims & Survivors of Crime Week
Please consider attending events and presentations being held by the Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre between May 29th and June 2nd.
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Presented By
Elizabeth Fry Society of Yukon
Kwanlin Dün First Nation
Council of Yukon First Nations
Yukon Human Rights Commission