Relationships First

Restorative Justice in Newfoundland and Labrador
nurturing dignity & interconnectedness for all

From Memorial University, our founder Dr. Dorothy Vaandering explains how she responded  to the needs and expectations of the new reality forced upon us by COVID-19, in our new blog series "At this time..."

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Relationships First strives for respectful relationships, searching for collective healing and true reconciliation with the original peoples of this land. As such we acknowledge that we are located on the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, and that the island of Newfoundland is the ancestral homeland of the Mi'kmaq and Beothuk. We also recognize the Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut and the Innu of Nitassinan, and their ancestors, as the original peoples of Labrador.