Settler Colonial History and Indigenous Peoples in Saskatchewan: A Gladue Rights Research Database



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Introducing the Database

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Keith Carlson on Contemplating Gladue Rights: The Research Database and the History of Settler Colonialism


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What is the purpose of the database?


A model of restorative justice. The image shows a venn diagram of 3 overlapping circles showing how the victim, community, and offender are all connected in the restorative justice approach. Community Safety, Competency Development, and Accountability interconnect the circles.
                                                      Source: About Restorative Justice

This database is an ever-expanding work in progress.    It is designed to assist Indigenous people, their legal counsel, and others working within the justice system with information that aid's in the protection of Gladue rights after a person’s conviction and prior to sentencing. In particular, this database provides researchers with information pertaining to the history of settler colonialism in the province of Saskatchewan up to c. 1990.

This database is designed to provide  information which will assist in writing or reviewing a Gladue report. It provides solid, comprehensive information explaining the unique circumstances that have impacted and shaped Indigenous people’s lives in Saskatchewan – the essential historical backgrounds and contexts to the situations Aboriginal people face today. The additional recent and intimate personal information needed to complete particular Gladue reports must be acquired separately.