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Minokin: réparer notre justice
- 53 min
In their fight against crime, some Aboriginal communities in Quebec are seeking to restore an ancient judicial practice: exile.
In March 2017, the Council of the Abitibiwinni First Nation expelled a man accused of drug trafficking from his community. The man is banished from his community until he receives his sentence. This is a Canada-wide phenomenon. More recently, Bobby Cameron, chief of the Federation of Sovereign Aboriginal Nations in Saskatchewan, said that 10 First Nations in his province had expelled individuals from their territory for similar reasons. The practice, he said, is being adopted across Canada. “Banishment is not new,” he said on CBC. “For centuries, long before any government set foot on these ancestral lands, there was exile.” But the modern-day resurgence of this traditional practice is just one part of a larger movement to transform justice in aboriginal communities. Across the country, chiefs, elders and councils are rethinking the justice system in terms of the values, traditions and beliefs of their people.
Minokin: Repairing Our Justice is a unique documentary about this collective quest, as it is being lived out in communities across Quebec.
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Diffusion : Tou.tv
Production : Nish Média