Innu court interpreters underpaid, Sheshatshiu’s justice co-ordinator says – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201965 Views

David Penashue says there’s not enough incentive to fill key justice roles in Labrador

Feb 15, 2019

With language cited as a big barrier facing Innu people that are going through the justice system in Labrador, the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation (SIFN) says keeping courtrooms staffed with Innu interpreters is no easy task.

“Right now, there are a lot of files of First Nation people from here, from Natuashish and Sheshatshiu,” justice co-ordinator David Penashue said.

“We had some people that tried to apply for it but they are having a hard time. They [needed] a babysitter to work there.”

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