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‘Tinkering’ won’t fix legal system, communities need Indigenous jurisdiction, says former lawyer in new book

Harold Johnson’s book Peace and Good Order is among five shortlisted books for this year's Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.
Author and former lawyer Harold Johnson’s book Peace and Good Order relays his experience working in the legal system and his conclusion that it can’t bring Indigenous people justice. Photograph courtesy of Calvin Fehr
By Samantha Wright Allen      

Indigenous people must reclaim their jurisdiction over legal matters because healing communities and equal justice are impossible outcomes in Canadian courts and prisons, concludes Harold Johnson in his latest book.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
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