This plain language booklet describes Gladue principles that judges must apply at bail or sentencing when an Indigenous person is charged with a crime. It explains:

  • Gladue factors
  • colonialism and systemic discrimination
  • how Gladue principles are applied in court
  • the difference between Gladue submissions and Gladue reports

The booklet also includes information about First Nations/Indigenous Court and where to get more help.

Gladue and You replaces Your Gladue Rights.

See also: Gladue at Bail and Sentencing (infographic poster), Gladue Submission Guide, Gladue Report Guide, and What’s First Nations Court?

Find out more about Aboriginal legal rights in BC on the Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC website.

Aboriginal peoplesCrimes & offencesLegal system & courts

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