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Gladue Reports Graphic Novel Focus Group

The Legal Services Society (Legal Aid BC) is working with the Healthy Aboriginal Network to create a story about Gladue reports in the form of a graphic novel and video.

Under the Criminal Code, people who identify as Aboriginal have Gladue rights. These rights encourage judges to take a restorative justice approach to sentencing that helps both the offender and community heal. The Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed that judges must look at how Indigenous offenders’ lives have been affected by colonialism and systemic racism and must consider sentences other than jail to repair the harm a crime has done.

You're invited to watch the focus group short and provide feedback. The videos are made from the rough storyboards, so that after focus group testing and feedback, the story and illustrations can be edited easily and cheaply. After you watch the video, please think about what you liked the most/least and if the story, situation, and characters seemed realistic to you.

Please email your feedback to sean@thehealthyaboriginal.net.

AboriginalLegal Aidvideo, Gladue, comic
Sneak peek at a new project for Aboriginal youth

We’re big fans of Sean Muir’s work at the Healthy Aboriginal Network and have been trying to find a way to work with him for a few years. Now we finally have a chance to do a project for Aboriginal youth (aged 16-25), and it’s shaping up to be one of the coolest things we’ve been involved with. We don’t want to spoil it, and in the next few weeks we’ll be sharing more, but here’s a sneak peek of what we took out into the community to test. We can’t wait to share more with you!