The Legal Services Society has announced the launch of their new website, Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC.
With the goal of “Helping Aboriginal people across BC understand their legal rights”, the website gives plain-language information on topics such as:
- Family law and specific consideration for Aboriginal people regarding property, child support, guardianship, parenting arrangements and contact with a child, along with child protection information and the Extended Family Program (EFP)
- Gladue rights in bail and sentencing, and restorative justice
- Fishing, hunting, and gathering Aboriginal harvesting rights
The site also explains more about BC’s three First Nations Courts in Duncan, Kamloops and New Westminster.
The new website is mobile- and tablet-friendly and includes links to many LSS publications and details for key LSS contacts and other organizations who can help, plus community events listings for events such as support groups and Common Experience Payment Personal Credit deadlines.