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Titre Bad medicine : a judge's struggle for justice in a First Nations community / by John Reilly.
Auteur Reilly, John, 1946-
Éditeur [Surrey, B.C.] : Rocky Mountain Books, c2010.
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Sujet anglais Reilly, John, 1946-
Judges -- Alberta -- Biography.
Indian reservations -- Alberta -- Morley.
Assiniboine Indians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Alberta -- Morley.
Assiniboine Indians -- Alberta -- Morley -- Social conditions.
Social justice -- Canada.
Judgments -- Alberta -- Cochrane.
Sujet français Reilly, John, 1946-
Juges -- Alberta -- Biographies
Réserves indiennes -- Alberta -- Morley.
Assiniboin (Indiens) -- Droit -- Alberta -- Morley.
Assiniboin (Indiens) -- Alberta -- Morley -- Conditions sociales.
Justice sociale -- Canada
Jugements -- Alberta -- Cochrane.
Description 261 p. : map ; 22 cm.
Bibliographie Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-258) and index.
Résumé Early in his career, Judge John Reilly did everything by the book. His jurisdiction included a First Nations community plagued by suicide, addiction, poverty, violence and corruption. He steadily handed out prison sentences with little regard for long-term consequences and even less knowledge as to why crime was so rampant on the reserve in the first place. In an unprecedented move that pitted him against his superiors, the legal system he was part of, and one of Canada's best-known Indian chiefs, the Reverend Dr. Chief John Snow, Judge Reilly ordered an investigation into the tragic and corrupt conditions on the reserve. A flurry of media attention ensued. Some labelled him a racist; others thought he should be removed from his post, claiming he had lost his objectivity. But many on the Stoney Reserve hailed him a hero as he attempted to uncover the dark challenges and difficult history many First Nations communities face.
Note locale Bibliothèques de Montréal recognizes that the term "Indians," used in subject headings such as "Indians of North America," is offensive to many people. Although we currently maintain these headings to adhere to descriptive standards used by libraries worldwide, we and other Canadian libraries are working to replace them with ones that are acceptable to Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
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