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ABORIGINAL SENTENCING GLADUE PRINCIPLES – IN A NUTSHELL: This Public Service Announcement ("PSA") explains - in a nutshell - the Canadian Aboriginal Sentencing Principles which were set out by two key decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1999 (R v Gladue) and 2012 (R v Ipeelee). This PSA includes Canadian Aboriginal Actor Dakota House, and also Jonathan Rudin, a nationally well known lawyer who appeared in the Supreme Court in Ipeelee - in fact you will see a number of papers he wrote referenced by the Supreme Court.
We are giving full public access to this PSA because this issue matters to all of us - Aboriginals are 4% of the Canadian Population, yet 25% of the Federal Prison population. Jailing of aboriginal women has increased over 86% in the last 10 years - number of Aboriginals overall increased by 40% in between 2001 and 2011.
This PSA includes footage from a series of educational videos done with the support of Justice Canada (Ottawa) and the Tripartite Working Group of the National Aboriginal Courtwork Program.
ᐊbᐅrᐃgᐃᓇl ᓭᐣᑌᐣᒋᐣg glᐊduᐁ ᑊrᐃᐣᒋᑊlᐁᐢ – ᐃᐣ ᐊ ᐣuᐟᐢᐦᐁll: ᐟᐦᐃᐢ ᑊublᐃᐨ ᓭrvᐃᒉ ᐊᐣᓄuᐣᒉᒣᐣᐟ ("ᑊᓴ") ᐁxᑊlᐊᐃᐣᐢ ᐃᐣ ᐊ ᐣuᐟᐢᐦᐁll ᐟᐦᐁ ᒐᓇdᐃᐊᐣ ᐊbᐅrᐃgᐃᓇl ᓭᐣᑌᐣᒋᐣg ᑊrᐃᐣᒋᑊlᐁᐢ ᐧᐦᐃᐨ ᐁᐧrᐁ ᓭᐟ ᐅuᐟ bᕀ ᑐᐧ ᑫᕀ dᐁᒋᓯᐅᐣᐢ ᐅf ᐟᐦᐁ ᐢuᑊrᐁᒣ ᒍurᐟ ᐅf ᒐᓇdᐊ ᐃᐣ 1999 (r v glᐊduᐁ) ᐊᐣd 2012 (r v ᐃᐯᐁlᐁᐁ)᙮ ᐟᐦᐃᐢ ᑊᓴ ᐃᐣᐨludᐁᐢ ᒐᓇdᐃᐊᐣ ᐊbᐅrᐃgᐃᓇl ᐊᐨᑐr dᐊᑯᑕ ᐦᐅuᓭ, ᐊᐣd ᐊlᓱ jᐅᓇᐟᐦᐊᐣ rudᐃᐣ, ᐊ ᓇᑎᐅᓇllᕀ ᐁᐧll ᐠᓄᐤᐣ lᐊᐤᔦr ᐧᐦᐅ ᐊᑊᐯᐊrᐁd ᐃᐣ ᐟᐦᐁ ᐢuᑊrᐁᒣ ᒍurᐟ ᐃᐣ ᐃᐯᐁlᐁᐁ ᐃᐣ fᐊᐨᐟ ᔪu ᐃᐧll ᓭᐁ ᐊ ᐣuᒼbᐁr ᐅf ᐸᐯrᐢ ᐦᐁ ᐧrᐅᑌ rᐁfᐁrᐁᐣᒉd bᕀ ᐟᐦᐁ ᐢuᑊrᐁᒣ ᒍurᐟ᙮
ᐁᐧ ᐊrᐁ gᐃvᐃᐣg full ᑊublᐃᐨ ᐊᐨᒉᐢᐢ ᑐ ᐟᐦᐃᐢ ᑊᓴ bᐁᒐuᓭ ᐟᐦᐃᐢ ᐃᐢᐢuᐁ ᒪᐟᑌrᐢ ᑐ ᐊll ᐅf uᐢ ᐊbᐅrᐃgᐃᓇlᐢ ᐊrᐁ 4% ᐅf ᐟᐦᐁ ᒐᓇdᐃᐊᐣ ᐳᑊulᐊᑎᐅᐣ, ᔦᐟ 25% ᐅf ᐟᐦᐁ fᐁdᐁrᐊl ᑊrᐃᓱᐣ ᐳᑊulᐊᑎᐅᐣ᙮ jᐊᐃlᐃᐣg ᐅf ᐊbᐅrᐃgᐃᓇl ᐅᐧᒣᐣ ᐦᐊᐢ ᐃᐣᐨrᐁᐊᓭd ᐅvᐁr 86% ᐃᐣ ᐟᐦᐁ lᐊᐢᐟ 10 ᔦᐊrᐢ ᐣuᒼbᐁr ᐅf ᐊbᐅrᐃgᐃᓇlᐢ ᐅvᐁrᐊll ᐃᐣᐨrᐁᐊᓭd bᕀ 40% ᐃᐣ bᐁᑌᐧᐁᐣ 2001 ᐊᐣd 2011᙮
ᐟᐦᐃᐢ ᑊᓴ ᐃᐣᐨludᐁᐢ fᐅᐅᑕgᐁ frᐅᒼ ᐊ ᓭrᐃᐁᐢ ᐅf ᐁduᒐᑎᐅᓇl vᐃdᐁᐅᐢ dᐅᓀ ᐃᐧᐟᐦ ᐟᐦᐁ ᐢuᑊᐳrᐟ ᐅf juᐢᑎᒉ ᒐᓇdᐊ (ᐅᐟᑕᐊᐧ) ᐊᐣd ᐟᐦᐁ ᐟrᐃᐸrᑎᑌ ᐅᐧrᑭᐣg grᐅuᑊ ᐅf ᐟᐦᐁ ᓇᑎᐅᓇl ᐊbᐅrᐃgᐃᓇl ᒍurᑐᐧrᐠ ᑊrᐅgrᐊᒼ᙮