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Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls gets Alberta support

Aug 03, 2016 The Minister of Indigenous Relations, Richard Feehan, issued the following statement in response to today’s federal announcement of a five-member commission to lead the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, along with terms of reference to guide their work. “This is an important step. I’d like to commend […]

by pnationtalk on August 3, 2016293 Views

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Massive Victory for Métis and non-status Indians in Daniels v. Canada

WABIGOON, ON: April 14, 2016 – The Ontario Coalition of Aboriginal People (OCAP) is very pleased that today, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Métis and non-status Indians are “Indians” under section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867. “They are all Indians under section 91(24) by virtue of the fact they are all […]

by pmnationtalk on April 15, 2016456 Views

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Red Deer to host CRRF events marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

RED DEER, AB, March 11, 2016 – Red Deer will be the location of two events the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) will host to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21 – a day set aside to build cohesion and refocus collective action against racism. The CRRF’s “Red […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 2016324 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Ministers Bennett and Hajdu will be available to the media to discuss the Calgary meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, will be available to the media to discuss the meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that given the nature […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 2016357 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Minister Bennett will be available to the media to discuss the Edmonton meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will be available to the media to discuss the meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that given the nature of the discussions to be had and out of respect for […]

by pmnationtalk on February 11, 2016409 Views

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Canada Must Address Root Causes of Extreme Violence and Discrimination against Indigenous Women – Rights Experts

OTTAWA / GENEVA (1 February 2016) – Six experts* from the United Nations and the Inter-American human rights systems today urged the Government of Canada to fully address the root causes of the extreme violence and discrimination against indigenous women and girls in the country. The human rights experts made their appeal at a key […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 2016339 Views

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Adoption Council Applauds Human Rights Tribunal Decision re: First Nations Children

OTTAWA, ON–(January 26, 2016) – The Adoption Council of Canada applauds the landmark ruling by the Canadian Human Rights tribunal, which has today recognized the federal government’s discrimination in the provision of child and family services for First Nations’ children and families living on reserve and in the Yukon. The First Nations Caring Society, whose […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 2016540 Views

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Human Rights Tribunal Finds the Canadian Government Is Racially Discriminating Against 163,000 First Nations Children

OTTAWA, ON–(January 26, 2016) – In a landmark ruling released today, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found that the Canadian government is racially discriminating against 163,000 First Nations children and their families by providing flawed and inequitable child welfare services (“FNCFS Program”) and failing to implement Jordan’s Principle to ensure equitable access to government services […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 2016365 Views

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Media Advisory: Prominent national organizations seek commitment that inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will be truly national and comprehensive

January 22, 2016 In an open letter sent this week, five national organizations that have been deeply involved in efforts to expose and address violence against Indigenous women and girls call on the federal government to ensure that the forthcoming national inquiry can: Focus on the extreme violence faced by Indigenous women and girls and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2016391 Views

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Media Advisory: Important Human Rights Decision to be Issued January 26, 2016

OTTAWA – January 22, 2016 – The Canadian Human Rights Commission has learned that the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal will issue a decision next Tuesday, January 26, in a case that affects the welfare of thousands of First Nations children and families living on reserves. At issue in this case is whether the Government of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2016406 Views

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