Trailbreakers | Jan 12, 2012 | 25:00
Justice and the Law (Part 1): Don Worme
Don Worme is one of the great defenders of the Aboriginal peoples of Saskatchewan. Don is the first lawyer most Native people in Saskatchewan will call if they come in conflict with the law. A modern day warrior of the courtroom; in fact his licence plate reads WARYER. But Don’s involvement in the legal system comes from a place of deep pain: as a child he watched the murder of his mother and sisters. A pariah to some, a hero to many, Don takes us into the world of Aboriginal justice. "This item has been altered to change some incorrect information. The line removed implied there were Saskatchewan police officers prosecuted for leaving Aboriginal men outside in T-shirts in winter. This is not the case. Don Worme was actively involved in the Stonechild Inquiry, which was not a criminal procedure."