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Indigenous Courts

A division of the Provincial Court, operating in some jurisdictions under a variety of titles, that provides special considerations for indigenous defendants with evidence procedures and sentencing alternatives in keeping with Aboriginal concepts of justice. Examples of such courts are the Spirit of the People/Gladue Court in Toronto, the Saskatchewan Cree Court and the Tsuu T'ina Nation Peacemaking Court in Alberta.

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First Nations Policing

Programs mandated through the Aboriginal Policing Directorate of Public Safety Canada that are designed to give First Nations communities greater control over the delivery and management of policing services in their communities, particularly on Reserves, and to ensure that police services are professional, effective, culturally appropriate and accountable to the people they serve. First Nations communities may choose to develop and administer their own police service, or they may choose a police service delivered by a contingent of First Nations officers working within an existing police force.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.