While he said it will be a long process, he hopes to be making announcements within the year.
Said Sinclair: "I think we're going to start initially to talk about the jury selection process and the fact that you can have a jury in a part of the country where 50 per cent or more of the population are Indigenous people and yet so few people who are Indigenous actually made it into the pool of people eligible for the jury — just eligible.
"Maybe moving jury trials into the communities is our answer, as they do in Nunavut, as they do in the Northwest Territories."
He said at this point in time, the team he has assembled is looking at the results of the 1991 Aboriginal Justice Inquiry of Manitoba.
The Aboriginal Justice Inquiry was called in response to two cases — the killing of Helen Betty Osborne in 1971 and the killing of Island Lake Tribal Council executive director J.J. Harper in 1988.
Peremptory challenges were used in the Osborne case, eliminating six Indigenous people from the jury panel.
The inquiry recommended getting rid of peremptory challenges.