Source: (1996) Saskatchewan Law Review. 60:153-187.

The most promising recommendations include having more native involvement in planning, decision-making, and service delivery, having more recognition of Aboriginal culture and law in criminal justice service delivery, and having more community-based alternatives in sentencing. These recommendations are promising because they fit with a new and vibrant philosophy of criminal justice that appears well-suited to remedy some of these problems. This philosophy involves a fundamentally different approach to the criminal justice system that can be loosely characterized under the heading of "'restorative justice' -- the overall purpose of which is the restoration into safe communities of victims and offenders who have resolved their conflicts. " (excerpt)