Additional Factors Relevant to Aboriginal Sentencing Considerations

drumCiting the "tragic history” of treatment of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, including the criminal justice system, concern was expressed by the court in Gladue, that s. 718(2)(e) could end up being another empty promise.

The Court also ruled that *Even if a person doesn’t live on a reserve, the Gladue Principles still apply*. This is significant part of the decision because "Gladue Principles" applies to all Aboriginal people including those people defined as status and non-status under the Indian Act, Metis or Inuit regardless of where they live in Canada

Courts are directed to consider the historical trauma of Aboriginal Peoples generally and the systemic impact on the offender before the court.