Dr. Courtney Howard, MD

4. Honour Indigenous Governance


To improve planetary health, power structures must be realigned.

Honour Canada’s Commitments

  • Accelerate the implementation of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
  • Pass legislation ensuring that Canadian laws are in harmony with our endorsement of the United 
  • Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Enhance the Justice of Systems

  • Accelerate mandatory cultural safety training within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  • Redistribute money from current prison-based systems to restorative justice and land-based healing initiatives.           
  • Appoint Indigenous judges at all levels in the court system.

Address systemic racism

Indigenous people are overrepresented in the Canadian criminal justice system.