Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Vice-President James Eetoolook today released the 2013-14 Annual Report on the State of Inuit Culture and Society, entitled Examining the Justice System in Nunavut.
The 2013-14 report offers insight into Nunavut’s criminal justice system within the larger context of social and economic challenges faced by Inuit. It focuses on three areas within this broad topic: community justice initiatives, family violence, and the relationship between mental health and the criminal justice system.
“Individuals working on these issues in Nunavut told NTI repeatedly that justice is part of a system that must be looked at holistically. We have taken this into account in the recommendations set out in our report by highlighting the ongoing need for increased mental health services and cross-sector coordination to prevent family violence,” said Eetoolook.
The annual report is an annual obligation of Article 32.3.4 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. As required by NLCA Article 32, the report will be tabled in the Nunavut Legislative Assembly and the House of Commons.