In the 2014 case of R v Kayaitok NUCJ 11 the male offender murdered his female partner with whom he had been in an off-and-on relationship with for 14 years and with whom he had four children. The Nanavut Court of Justice confirmed the Gladue principle (para. 38)

In sentencing aboriginal offenders, a court must try to give the greatest weight to the principles of restorative justice and less weight to the principles of deterrence and denunciation and separation.

However, the court found that the seriousness of the offence meant in this case deterrence was emphasised over restorative justice. The court found that the offence was very violent, the defendant had made no attempt to curb addictions and there were many warning signs regarding the relationship that the defendant took no steps to deal with (para. 39).