Justice

Mistawisis Community Justice and details including Mission Statement, Staffing and Youth Justice Worker.

Mistawasis Community Justice continues to develop programming and services for the members of Mistawasis First Nation.  Based on our inherent rights as guaranteed through our treaty. We continue to strive on working towards maintaining a safer community by taking control and responsibility for all matters pertaining to our own people.

Mission Statement:

To deliver and maintain in a fair and just manner, community justice is designed to enhance and nurture mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of self, family, community and nation. Using the holistic approach of healing through justice, establish new programs so that the self-esteem and a positive self-identity can be restored, not only for current but future generations.

The Mistawasis Community Justice Program staff and Advisory Committee intend to achieve their mission through the continued development of a community-based justice program that focuses on public education, crime prevention, victim services, corrections services and alternative measures programming for youth and adults. Emphasis will be placed on the continued development of community-based structures in the area of justice services by establishing and/or cultivating partnerships with existing services. The program will also continue to emphasize victims’ services and support as well as offender management follow-up and will expand after-care programs for those who have been affected by crime.

Staffing:

  • Lorinda Wolfe: Justice Coordinator
  • Kevin Ledoux: Justice Youth Worker

Advisory Committee Members:

  • Melanie Duquette
  • Neal Head
  • Edwin Ledoux
  • Lynn  Whitney

Justice Elder:

  • Rosaline Daniels

Service Providers/ Community Support Services:

  • Ernie Anderson
  • Ivan Sand
  • Ernie Anderson
  • Geraldine Sanderson
  • Lorraine Stubbs

Justice of the Peace:

  • Lorraine Pechawis

Programming and Services:

  • Adult Justice Services & referrals
  • Youth Justice Services & referrals
  • Crime Prevention Initiatives
  • Peacekeeping
  • Community Policing
  • Alternative Measures: victim/offender mediation, conflict/resolution, justice forum, sentencing circles, healing circles
  • Community Support services: referrals to appropriate agencies, case planning/intensive case management for offenders
  • Early release programming
  • Reintegration
  • Fine options
  • Youth camps
  • Development

The following Bylaws will be enforce as of June 19, 2007 PURSUANT TO SECTION 82 OF THE INDIAN ACT (THE ACT):

  • BY-LAW NO. 2007-01: TO REGULATE THE CONDUCT AND ACTIVITIES OF
  • HAWKERS, PEDDLERS OR OTHERS ON THE RESERVE;
  • BY-LAW NO. 2007-02: FOR THE REGULATION OF TRAFFIC;
  • BY-LAW NO. 2007-03: OPEN AIR BY-LAW;
  • BY-LAW NO. 2007-04: BY-LAW RESPECTING THE PROHIBITION AGAINST
  • THE INHALATION OF SOLVENT AND GASOLINE VAPOURS;
  • BY-LAW NO. 2007-05: DOMESTIC ANIMAL CONTROL REGULATION;
  • BY-LAW NO. 2007-06: BY-LAW RESPECTING CURFEW FOR YOUTH;
  • BY-LAW NO. 2006-07: SMOKING REGULATIONS BY-LAW

The Justice staff with the Advisory Committee and Elders are currently re-developing a Justice Strategic Plan which includes the following strategic goals:

  • Goal # 1: To provide programs and services that meet the needs of the individual, family, community and nation.
  • Goal # 2:To cultivate positive working relationships with other service professionals and external organizations.
  • Goal #3: To ensure appropriate infrastructure is in place to support the delivery of existing and new community justice programs and services.
  • Goal #4: To evaluate processes and outcomes of the Justice & Policing Programs.

For further information on Justice please call (306) 466-2150.

Youth Justice Worker:

Objectives:

  • Assisting clients involved within the Criminal Justice System
  • Training, Professional Development & Workshops
  • Youth Groups
  • Providing Summer Programming for the Youth
  • Fine Options/Community Services
  • Communication/Interagency
  • Reports & Data Collection

Highlight Summer Camps & Unity Ride:

This summer we hosted two camps for youth and teens. Each camp was four days and was located at Camp Big Child. Everyone was welcome to attend the camps. There were more than sixty registered participants. The camps were very successful. Our youth also participated in the Annual Unity Ride; they rode horses from Muskeg Lake to Mistawasis and on to Ahtahkakoop and returned to Mistawasis.

Project Summary:

The Mistawasis Justice Program recognizes that it is essential to provide and promote youth services within the community. The aim of our program is to promote healthy lifestyles within a positive atmosphere achieved through awareness presentations, workshops, hands on activities, recreation, life skills and crafts.  Youth programming  will be very beneficial to all those who partake in it. With the focus on Justice related services and issues it will access community agencies and off reserve resources for youth supports. It will intertwine traditional components and teachings from our Eiders as well as provide fun and interactive play components. The youth will have the opportunity to involve themselves in a healthy educational initiative which promotes their overall well-being.