40. We call on all levels of government, in collaboration with Aboriginal people, to create adequately funded and accessible Aboriginal – specific victim programs and services with appropriate evaluation mechanisms.
This recommendation focuses on Aboriginal people as regular victims within the Canadian legal system and larger society. The recommendation calls for more victim specific programs and services to be properly funded and available to Canada’s Aboriginal people. In terms of reconciliation, this is key to rebuild the relationship between Aboriginal people and the Canadian government. These programs and service will rebuild a trust and good working conditions to make these programs effective. Key in making these programs and services effective is availability within Aboriginal communities. The point of this recommendation is to draw attention to the staggering inequalities present within the legal systems of Canada.
Compiled by: Matthew Thibeau