Waswanipi Justice Committee

Meaning of the name:

The Justice Committee is there to help, support, assist and provide guidance to the members of Waswanipi, when there is conflict in the family, and/or with the law.


What is the purpose of the committee?

  1. PROMOTE and maintain social peace and harmony in our community of Waswanipi.
  2. HELP administer justice using culturally adapted approaches, which put emphasis on healing individuals, families and the community, and that deal with the underlying causes of problems in the community rather than just the symptoms.
  3. OFFER alternatives or complements to the mainstream Justice System while including the people that have been affected by the crime or conflict.
  4. ENCOURAGE a social reaction to crime and conflicts that favors accountability, reparation, restoring balance and the re-establishment of relations among affected individuals.
  5. PROMOTE understanding and respect of laws, socially acceptable behaviours, cultural values, and traditions.


>> For more information, please contact:

Flora Blacksmith
Community Justice Officer
Cree Nation Government
Waswanipi Justice Facility
Justice & Correctional Services Department
2 Chief Louis Gull Street,
Waswanipi, Quebec
J0Y 3C0
Tel: 819-753-2770
Fax: 819-753-2771
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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