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Examines the socio-legal and historical background to the landmark decision in R. v. Gladue (1999) in the sentencing of Indigenous offenders in Canadian criminal courts. Prepares students to research and write Gladue reports for the courts in Canada. Includes an examination of ethical and culturally accepted practices in the interview process, the importance of ethnocultural and historical research, and the significance of balancing cultural and legal imperatives in sentencing decisions in Canadian criminal courts.