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OIPRD reinvestigations into nine sudden deaths still underway – Tbnewswatch.com

The process may change slightly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the case manager said the team remains fully committed to the reinvestigation into nine sudden deaths involving Indigenous people as recommended by OIPRD report. THUNDER BAY – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the reinvestigation into nine sudden deaths involving Indigenous people as recommended by the […]

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OHRC statement: Demographic data necessary to fight COVID-19

April 30, 2020 Two weeks ago, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) wrote Ontario’s health minister encouraging her to mandate the collection and reporting of demographic data critical to effectively addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. This was nearly three years after the OHRC urged the government to require health care agencies to collect, analyze and report […]

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Spirited Reflection: National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Kairos

Apr. 30th, 2020 There are specific days that I remember, which forever changed my understanding and perspectives about being a First Nations woman in Canada. Like so many in this country, I grew up with the cliched ideas of Canadian society-polite people surrounded by clean cities and natural beauty preserved like images on postage stamps. […]

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Native Women’s Association of Canada Calls on Federal Government to Protect Incarcerated Indigenous Women, Gender-Diverse People from COVID-19

(April 28, 2020, Ottawa, ON): The federal government must act quickly to protect Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people from COVID-19, says the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in federal and provincial correctional institutions, the time to act is now. “Federal and provincial correctional institutions […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 202012 Views

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COVID-19 should steer us away from jails and towards restorative justice – National Observer

April 28th 2020 Trapped in our new realities, we hope that on the other side of this pandemic, we will see fundamental changes to our socio-economic structures and to how we value human life and work. We hope that our governments will implement significant policy changes, lessons of Covid-19. But we also know that, on […]

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‘It’s horrific. It really is’: The suicide deaths of two teens in care raise questions about child welfare in Ontario – APTN News

April 24, 2020 Pamela Freeman’s apartment is filled with photographs of her grandson Devon. They are a memorial of a life cut too short, one filled with pain and loss but also love. “He started to have struggles when his mom passed away and he was only six,” Freeman remembers. “But he never cried, his […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 20208 Views

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Police shootings no anomaly – Niigaan Sinclair – Net Newsledger

April 24, 2020 WINNIPEG – Winnipeg police have shot and killed three Indigenous people in 10 days. On April 8, 16-year-old Eishia Hudson died at an intersection on Lagimodiere Boulevard, after police officers chased a group of teens driving a stolen SUV after a reported liquor store robbery. Less than 12 hours later, 36-year-old Jason […]

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Assembly of First Nations Welcomes Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Decision on Compensation for First Nation Children in Government Care

Assembly of First Nations Welcomes Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Decision on Compensation for First Nation Children in Government Care (Ottawa, ON): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is pleased with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) decision of April 16, 2020, that provides further clarity on compensation for First Nations children unnecessarily […]

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Indigenous Bar Association Calls Upon Federal, Provincial and Territorial Justice Ministers and Attorneys General to Immediately Release Low-risk Indigenous Inmates over COVID-19

Indigenous Bar Association Calls Upon Federal, Provincial and Territorial Justice Ministers and Attorneys General to Immediately Release Low-risk Indigenous Inmates over COVID-19 OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada ( “IBA”) calls on federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General to immediately release low-risk Indigenous people who are currently incarcerated. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 202044 Views

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Civil liberties org watching how politicians are policing people during pandemic – APTN News

April 23, 2020 Nunavut health officials are defending their pandemic powers after receiving a complaint from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Michael Patterson said he didn’t see a scenario that would include using “warrantless searches” under the state of emergency triggered by COVID-19. “To be perfectly honest, I can’t […]

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