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A Healing Circle in the Innu Community of Sheshashit. Appendix “A” to the Decision of Justice O’Regan, Newfoundland Supreme Court.

Anonymous, John
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) In Wanda D. McCaslin, ed., Justice as Healing: Indigenous Ways. Writings on Community Peacemaking and Restorative Justice from the Native Law Centre. St. Paul, MN: Living Justice Press. Pp. 177-183.

“A report of the circle was prepared and attached as appendix A to the decision of Justice O’Regan of the Newfoundland Supreme Court: Trial Division. In considering sentencing, Judge O’Regan found that ‘the concern of the Crown [was] a non-issue…however, [he was] cognizant of the fact that [Sellon] did grow up in the community of Sheshashit and was exposed to the Innu culture and thus can benefit from the community’s involvement in such things as the healing circle which he attended’ (para. 14). Judge O’Regan accepted the recommendations of the healing circle and imposed a noncustodial sentence. The following is an abridged and copyedited version of appendix A.” (excerpt)


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