Organization: 
Upper Skeena Counselling and Legal Assistance Society
Description: 
The UPPER SKEENA COUNSELLING & LEGAL ASSISTANCE SOCIETY (USCLAS) was created in 1977 in response to the over-representation of First Nations people in conflict with the justice system. The Gitxsan and Wet'suwet'en people were especially at risk due to their isolation from legal services. People being incarcerated without access to legal advice or legal information. In addition, the continuing effects of colonialism as manifested in the Indian Act meant that many Gitxsan and Wet'suwet'en people were being criminalized for participating in their traditional feast system and speaking their language.
Address: 
4305 Field Street
Box 130
Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0
Phone: 
250-842-5218
Fee for Service : 
Free
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