Provincial Court: Williams Lake Indigenous Court Opening Ceremony

From December 14, 2020:

A virtual opening ceremony for the Williams Lake Indigenous Court was live-streamed via social media on December 11. Provincial Court Chief Judge Melissa Gillespie, in attendance, said,

“The opening of this Indigenous Court represents an important step in reconciliation: a coming together and building a shared vision to create a court that will meet the unique needs of the Indigenous peoples in and near Williams Lake. The court will focus on building supportive and enduring relationships with the Indigenous leaders, Elders and community to bring Indigenous beliefs, culture and traditions in developing healing plans to support Indigenous people who come to the court, being accountable to their respective communities, with the support of their communities and Elders. Our specialized courts have all been developed in collaboration with communities, service providers, and stakeholders, whose initiative and input are crucial. We are looking forward to opening BC’s eighth Indigenous Court in Hazelton in the near future”.

The full event recording is available on Youtube: Virtual opening of Williams Lake Indigenous Court

Full announcement: Opening Ceremony - Williams Lake Indigenous Court