Framing the circle: an interior exploration in Indigenous restorative justice and ceremony
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An emerging program is developing between Canada’s Department of Justice and Indigenous Communities, addressing incarceration and recidivism rates among Canada’s Indigenous peoples. Both parties concede current rehabilitation programs have proven ineffective, if not detrimental to the population as we witness a fracturing of fragile human relationships – self, community and spirit. The design proposal integrates the mandate of the Canadian justice system with Indigenous ceremonial activity. The community of the Okanese First Nation located in Saskatchewan informs the project and guides the exploration of ceremony, site, history and action in the interior environment.