Overview of Correctional Facilities & Healing Lodges
Aboriginal offenders are overrepresented in Canada's justice system. This dedicated LibGuide page provides resources on correctional facilities and healing lodges that would be of interest to Aboriginal offenders and their families. Emphasis is placed on Aboriginal concepts of healing, community initiatives for alternatives to incarceration, prisoner's rights, the status of Aboriginal presence in corrections, and others.
Aboriginals In The Correctional System
The following resources concern the state of Aboriginals in Canada's prison system. These touch upon various issues including the Aboriginal concept of justice, women in the prison system, healing lodges and programming, statistics on mental health and substance use, and various others. Hover your mouse over each resource for more information.
- Aboriginal Peoples And The Criminal Justice System
- Aboriginal Prisoners' Legal Rights
- Aboriginal Spirituality: Symbolic Healing In Canada's Prisons
- Aboriginal Women's Healing Lodge
- An Examination Of Healing Lodges For Federal Offenders In Canada
- Comparing The Mental Health Treatment & Abuse Histories Of Aboriginal & Non-Aboriginal Participants
- Cultural, Social & Substance Use Histories Of Male Offenders Enrolled In Aboriginal Offender Substan
- Dimensions Of Aboriginal Over-Representation In Correctional Institutions And Implications For Crime
- Examining Aboriginal Corrections In Canada
- Marginalized: The Aboriginal Woman's Experience in Federal Corrections
- Native Spirituality Behind Bars: A Policy Proposal
- Offender Substance Use Patterns – Aboriginal And Non-Aboriginal Offenders
- Parole Board of Canada 2013-2014 Performance Monitoring Report
- Power in the Spirit: Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge
- Risk Assessment Of Male Aboriginal Offenders: A 2006 Perspective
- Sentencing Circles For Aboriginal Offenders In Canada: Furthering The Idea Of Aboriginal Justice
- Spirit Matters: Aboriginal People and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act
- The Path to Reintegration
- Violations Of Indigenous Human Rights (Native Women's Association Of Canada)
- Warrior-Caregivers: Understanding The Challenges And Healing Of First Nations Men
The following links provide information on the different healing lodges that operate in Canada and the sorts of programming they offer their inmates. Healing lodges are either operated by Correctional Services Canada or are Section 81 lodges operated by communities.
Reporting Abuses In Prisons (Web Links)
News Articles About the Correctional System
The following links are a selection of news articles touching upon the state of corrections in Canada.
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Stan Daniels Healing Centre - Journey of a Warrior (Episode 1: The Journey Begins)
In the first of a series of short videos takes a look at the Native Counselling Services of Alberta's Stan Daniel Healing Centre, its philosophy, and follows some of their residents in their journey to healing and rehabilitation.
Stan Daniels Healing Centre - Journey of a Warrior (Episode 2: Readiness)
In the second of a series of short videos takes a look at the Native Counselling Services of Alberta's Stan Daniel Healing Centre, its philosophy, and follows some of their residents in their journey to healing and rehabilitation.
Aboriginal Healing and Culture in Prisons 1 of 2
"Saahillthit (Gerry) Oleman is a Community Support Worker who has worked with the Indian Residential School Survivors Society since 1998. He is from Seaton Lake and of the Stl,atl,imx Nation. He has been involved as a change agent for First Nations since 1976. His experiences include counseling for community addictions programs, providing leadership politically and administratively for his community and Nation, and worked as an independent consultant. Gerry is skilled in one-on-one, couples, and family counseling and training. Gerry is currently working for the Indian Residential School Survivors Society whose mandate is to bring "hope, help, and healing " to the residential school survivors and their families. Gerry is the Lodge Keeper for British Columbia Institute of Technology. Gerry has built lodges and hosted lodge ceremonies all over Canada."
The following resources offer information on various human rights issues as they relate to prisons and prisoners on a national and international level. These resources are generalized in nature, with some attention paid specifically to Aboriginals in Canada. Hover your mouse over each resource for more information.
- Access To Information Requests: A Guide For Canadian Prisoners (Version 1.1)
- Acknowledging & Reaching Children of Prisoners
- Computers Behind Bars: Information Technology In Canadian Prison Libraries
- Convicts and Human Rights: A Comparative Study on Prison Treatment in Europe and Canada
- Harm Reduction & Prisoners: Mitigating Risk
- Human Rights & Prisons: A Compilation Of International Human Rights Instruments
- Inmate Rights And Grievance Options
- Prison Privatization & Prison Labor: The Human Rights Implications
- Prisoners' Human Right To Water: Lost And Found
- Protecting Their Rights: A Systemic Review Of Human Rights In Correctional Services For Women
- Risky Business: Investigation of the Treatment & Management of Chronic Self-Injury Among Women
- Why Should Prisoners Have The Right To Vote?
Corrections & Addictions Research
The prison system in Canada and drug addiction resources are covered here in these periodicals. The approach is more generalist, but will touch upon Aboriginal issues.
Resources For Correctional Workers
The following resources offer best practices on the corrections system.
Selected Titles From The BearLibrary
The following titles are available in Bear Paw's library.