CBC North hosts Indigenous justice forum in Yellowknife
Forum took place at Yellowknife's Northern United Place following screening of Tony: Back from the Brink
On Wednesday night, CBC North hosted a screening of Tony: Back from the Brink, the story of Tony Kalluk, an Inuk former violent criminal on the road to redemption and his experience through the Canadian justice and prison system.
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Following the screening, a public forum was held with Dene leaders, healers, and people who work inside and outside of the justice system to re-imagine an Indigenous justice system that truly heals.
Panellists for the public forum included:
- Paul Andrew, former CBC broadcaster, community leader and former chair of the N.W.T.'s Minister's Forum on Addictions and Community Wellness
- Bill Erasmus, Dene National Chief
- Felix Lockhart, Chief, Łutsel K'e Dene Band
- Frank Hope, healer and addictions counsellor
- Caroline Wawzonek, defence lawyer
CBC North's Emily Rendell-Watson streamed the opening of the forum using Facebook Live on our CBC NWT Facebook page.
Hilary Bird tweeted live from the forum.