This is a multi-year program for 2 years.
The Band Council, social services and the members of the Opitciwan community desire to re-establish and enhance the activities of the Elder Council. The Elder Council, acting as a community resource, will prioritise conflict resolution and the return to social harmony. This community justice initiative will aim to assist the members of the Opitciwan community to assume greater responsibility in the administration of justice and the resolution of social conflicts. This structure's approach will differ from the judicial system's in that it will focus on participative justice, where the affected parties are invited to find solution to re-establish the balance which was broken.