This study is an analysis of the experience of Indigenous women in the federal justice and correctional systems. The Committee will be examining:
Indigenous women's access to and treatment in the justice system;
Indigenous women's access to appropriate legal services;
incarceration rates and penalties imposed on Indigenous women; and
the treatment of Indigenous women within the federal corrections system.
The Committee is looking for concrete recommendations on how to improve Indigenous women's experience within the federal justice and correctional systems. The Commmittee requests that written briefs include specific recommendations on how the federal government can improve Indigenous women’s access to and treatment in the justice system. For further information on how to prepare a submission, please consult the Guide for Submitting Briefs to House of Commons Committees. For this particular study, briefs should not exceed two pages in length (approximately 1000 words) and may be submitted by clicking on the button above or may be sent by e-mail to FEWO@parl.gc.ca.