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Urban Judicial Partnership Capacity Builder/Trainer Time for Change

(Thunder Bay, Ontario, July 6, 2015) The Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre is pleased to announce the Urban Judicial Partnership Capacity Builder/Trainer initiative funded through the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres Urban Partnership Program. This initiative will address the need for an Aboriginal Peoples’ Court in Thunder Bay, that resulted from a recent Gladue […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 2015278 Views

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Canada’s human rights shortcomings must be addressed by UN Human Rights Committee

Recent troubling developments have added to an already long list of worrying concerns being presented by Amnesty International to the UN Human Rights Committee today in Geneva. They are part of a brief covering 31 issues with 55 recommendations submitted for the review of Canada’s compliance with the country’s obligations under the International Covenant on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 2015337 Views

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Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women releases key concerns with RCMP “Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: 2015 Update”

June 29 2015 – The Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women (LSC), a national coalition of advocacy groups, has multiple concerns with the RCMP “Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: 2015 Update to the RCMP’s 2014 Operational Overview. Key LSC criticisms of the 2015 RCMP Update include: (1) the suggestion that the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 2015198 Views

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Pauktuutit Welcomes the 2015 RCMP National Operational Overview Update

June 19, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) Pauktuutit commends the RCMP for their ongoing commitment to addressing the issue of violence against indigenous women in Canada. ‘I thank the RCMP for taking our concerns seriously, and for noting the need to address family violence as a priority,’ said Rebecca Kudloo, President. ‘The RCMP report also underscores the need […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015223 Views

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New RCMP Report Reinforces Need for National Inquiry: ONWA Continues the Call for Action

June 19, 2015 The RCMP released their secondary report today that provides an update to the national crisis of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. Like its predecessor, this report reiterates the already known fact that Aboriginal women are more likely to go missing or be murdered than non-Aboriginal women in Canada. The Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015232 Views

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NAN Renews Call for National Inquiry on MMIW After RCMP Update

June 19, 2015 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says today’s update by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) on its 2014 overview of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls focuses on the relationship between the victims and perpetrators of this violence while ignoring the growing need for a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015210 Views

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National Inuit Leader and President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami thanks the RCMP and Pauktuutit for their efforts on Murdered and Missing Aboriginal Women

June 19th, Ottawa, ON – Mr. Terry Audla, National Inuit Leader and President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), acknowledges the efforts of the RCMP and partners for their National Operational Overview report and for taking the concerns of Canada’s Aboriginal communities seriously. The report indeed is a “stark portrait of a complex issue” as noted […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015179 Views

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Joint Statement: Canadian Groups Call For A National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, the Native Women’s Association of Canada, BC CEDAW Group, Feminist Alliance for International Action, and International Women’s Rights Project call on the federal government to immediately adopt and implement TRC recommendation to conduct public inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls Joint Statement June 2015 – Lawyers’ Rights Watch […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 2015310 Views

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Reconciliation Begins with our Communities: ONWA Pushes for Implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Recommendations

June 10, 2015 As the voice for Aboriginal women and their families in Ontario, the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is urging Canada to implement the recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. On June 2, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) confirmed what Aboriginal people, organizations and communities already knew – that the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 2015301 Views

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NAN Supports St. Anne’s Residential School Survivors’ Struggle for Justice

June 9, 2015 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler will support Indian Residential School survivors back in court today during an ongoing legal battle with the Government of Canada over documents relating to a 1990s criminal investigation into widespread child abuse at St. Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany First […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 2015260 Views

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