Indigenous Justice Support, led by the Indigenous Justice Coordinator (IJC), provides support and advocacy for Indigenous clients who are experiencing legal problems in all areas of law practiced at LAW. The IJC can also provide supportive services in other areas of law, such as family law, child protection, and criminal matters. The IJC also provides assessments, recommendations, referrals, and can direct or accompany clients to services and appointments.
This past March, LAW hosted Jennifer Lord, Director of Violence Prevention at the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). Jennifer spoke at the court house to community members and legal professionals about the work NWAC is doing for the elimination of violence against Indigenous women and girls. Jennifer also spoke to community members and University of Windsor students at a Faceless Dolls workshop held on the same day. Participants had the opportunity to listen to Jennifer talk about the development of Faceless Dolls and the work NWAC is doing for the elimination of violence against Indigenous women and girls. The dolls symbolize Indigenous women who are missing or have been murdered. Below is a picture of some of the completed dolls from this day.
The IJC is currently working with our community partners on an exciting upcoming awareness raising poster project. The posters will raise awareness about the intergenerational trauma effects of the Canadian residential school system. This project was started in Hamilton by Lyndon George, IJC at Hamilton Community Legal Clinic and his community partners. More about the project in Hamilton can be read here.