Alternative Processes for Indigenous Complainants in Human Rights Proceedings (6:VIII)

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This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by the Law Students' Legal Advice Program on June 18, 2021.

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people can now self-identify as Indigenous on the complaint form and ask the Tribunal to contact them. The Tribunal will call to explain the process and options for Indigenous complainants, such as including Indigenous protocols, such as an elder or smudge, and Indigenous ways to deal with the complaint.

Regarding the mediation process, an Indigenous party can tell the tribunal that they want a traditional ceremony before or after the mediation, such as a smudge, prayer or song, and they can request an Indigenous mediator, or an Indigenous dispute resolution approach.

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