Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Grant and Contribution Details: 2009-2010 - 2nd Quarter
Recipient Name: MANITOBA KEEWATINOWI OKIMAKANAK INC.
Location: Thompson, Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2009-07-29
Value: $1,000,000.00
Type: Contribution
Purpose: The Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) has entered into a contribution agreement with the Department of Justice Canada to operate the First Nations Justice Strategy. The First Nations Justice Strategy operates pre- and post-charge diversion programs in 16 of its 30 First Nation communities located in Northern Manitoba. The Strategy has two components: the Magistrate's Court, which deals with matters in a culturally relevant manner and acts as a primary screening mechanism for all post-charge referrals; and the Community Justice Workers, who develop and use culturally and community appropriate methods of dealing with cases diverted to workers by the courts (post-charge), the police and band constables (pre-charge) and the community.
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