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Assembly of First Nations Recognizes International Human Rights Day

December 10, 2015 Assembly of First Nations Recognizes International Human Rights Day (Gatineau, QC): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement today in recognition of International Human Rights Day. “Today on International Human Rights Day, we welcome Canada’s commitment to renew the nation-to-nation relationship and to give life to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2015581 Views

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Defending Rights for All: Amnesty International’s Human Rights Agenda for a new Canadian Government

December 10, 2015 The change in government following the October 2015 federal election must now become the catalyst for a new approach and strengthened commitment to improving Canada’s domestic and international human rights record, Amnesty International said with the release of its 2016 Human Rights Agenda for Canada: Defending Rights for All today, International Human […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015507 Views

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International Human Rights Day, December 10

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following statement was issued by Nathalie Chiasson, chair of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission, concerning International Human Rights Day: On December 10, New Brunswickers and people the world over are invited to celebrate International Human Rights Day. It is the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015425 Views

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Coalition Honours Families and Advocates as Canada Launches National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

December 10, 2015 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C.- December 10, 2015) Earlier this week, the Canadian Government announced the launch of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, beginning with pre-inquiry consultation. The Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls honours families and advocates who fought tirelessly for the national […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015530 Views

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Alberta welcomes federal action on missing and murdered Indigenous women

Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement regarding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s remarks to the Assembly of First Nations: “The Government of Alberta welcomes Prime Minister Trudeau’s commitment to a renewed relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples, including launching a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. “We are pleased that the federal government […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2015459 Views

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Government of Canada Launches Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

December 8, 2015 – Ottawa, ON – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada today announced the launch of a national inquiry to address the high number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The Government will immediately begin engaging with survivors, family members and loved ones of victims, as well as […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015516 Views

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Alberta supports restorative justice programs with grant call

Dec 02, 2015 The province is supporting programs that try to address the harm done by offenders to victims of crime. Non-profit organizations, First Nations and community groups are invited to apply for an Alberta Community Restorative Justice Grant. The grant program provides $233,000 in annual funding to non-profit organizations that practice, promote or develop […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 2015486 Views

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Open letter on Free, prior and informed consent

November 24, 2015 Dear Prime Minister, Our organizations welcome your public commitment to a renewed relationship between the federal government and Indigenous Peoples in Canada based on the rights guaranteed in Canada’s Constitution and enshrined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We hope that this vision of cooperation and partnership […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015460 Views

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Homicide in Canada, 2014

Released: 2015-11-25 Canadian police services reported 516 homicides in 2014, 4 more than in the previous year. The homicide rate, however, was stable in 2014 (1.45 per 100,000 population), making 2013 and 2014 the years with the lowest homicide rates since 1966. Almost a quarter (23%) of those 516 homicide victims were reported by police as Aboriginal, a group that accounted for just 5% of the Canadian population. In 2014, five provinces reported fewer homicides […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015465 Views

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2015 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: “Today, I join Canadians – and people around the world – in recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. “Violence against women is a violation of the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015393 Views

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