As with many Yukon First Nations, the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in is working with the Yukon Government to incorporate new models of justice that are a blend of Canadian law and traditional values. Crimes are treated in a larger context beyond conviction and punishment.
In 2012/2013, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in took on community justice responsibilities. We practice the Restorative Justice Conferencing model, within Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in traditions. The Yukon Government provides funding and support to restorative justice projects in partnership with Justice Canada and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in. Projects can include conferencing, circles, elders’ boards, and committees. These initiatives provide support and healing to victims, accused, offenders, family, and community members.
(Link: To learn more about the Restorative Community Conference Program click here.)
For inquiries about our community justice programs, contact our community justice worker via 867-993-7100.
Students and staff of Robert Service School taking part in the Truth and Reconciliation ceremony, 2013.