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Indigenous Justice

Hamilton’s Indigenous Peoples Court:

Community Consultation 2: February 28, 2-4 PM

We need your help to design and establish this city’s very own Indigenous Peoples Court!

  • What should the court look like?
  • Who should be involved?
  • How should this court be different from the current criminal court?
  • What supports would be helpful to those involved in the court either as an accused, a victim, a witness, a family member, or a friend?
  • What qualities are essential for every judge, lawyer, or court staff to have if they are working with the community in the Indigenous Peoples Court?
  • What other thoughts or feedback about this court would you like to share?

WHEN:  February 28, 2019             

TIME: 2 PM to 4 PM

LOCATION: Hamilton Regional Indian Centre,

34 Ottawa St.


Hamilton Community Legal Clinic: YEN:TENE, Legal Aid Ontario,

Indigenous Peoples Court of Hamilton Steering Committee,

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre: Kizhaay Anishnaabe Niin







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The primary objective of YÉN:TENE is to improve access to justice for Indigenous people in Hamilton and surrounding communities.

We have started a collaborative journey with Aboriginal agencies and networks to build relationships of respect and trust.  We are committed to providing culturally respectful and appropriate legal services to Indigenous clients.

The lead for this initiative is Lyndon George, the clinic’s Indigenous Justice Coordinator.   Lyndon is an Ojibway member of the Kettle and Stoney Point First Nations. Please contact Lyndon about our services and to learn more about YÉN:TENE. 

A Community Advisory Committee guides us in our work. (The members are listed below.)  We are grateful for the support of Advisory Committee members and the broader community, especially the “Welcoming Ceremony” that took place May 15, 2014 at the Celebration of Growth Community Social. We were honoured to be presented with an eagle feather during the Ceremony. It is available, as needed, by those who use our services.


Indigenous Justice Coordinator

Lyndon George

cell: 289-680-4544

office: 905-527-4572, ext 53

Other Indigenous Resource Pages on this Site

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Final Report

You can find the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

 In English at

et en français

The Clinic’s report is called A Journey to ReconciliAction – Calls to Action Reportcontains sixteen recommendations that address 14 Calls to Action that apply to the clinic’s work which are contained within the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report released in 2015.  find it in English at 

/uploads/EN Final (Feb 7 17) A Journey to ReconciliAction-Calls to Action Report .docx 

and in French at /uploads/FR Final (Feb 7 17) A Journey to ReconciliAction-Calls to Action Report _fr_FR.docx

YÉN:TENE Advisory Committee:

Elder Elize Hartley, Metis Women’s Circle

Sandi Bell, Chair, Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

Cat Cayuga, Community Legal Worker, Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

Cindilee Ecker-Flagg,  Native Women's Centre

Nathan Muir, Community Youth Member

Tara Williams, De dwa de dehs nye>s

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