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Justice Department Shuts NWAC Out of FPT Meeting with Indigenous Leaders; Ignores Expertise on Critical Gender-based Issues

October 5, 2022 OTTAWA – The federal Justice department has closed the door on Canada’s largest national Indigenous women’s organization when it meets with provincial and territorial ministers next week, effectively opting not to address Indigenous gender-based issues in any meaningful way. Though Canada recognizes five National Indigenous Organizations (NIOs), including the Native Women’s Association […]

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Government of Canada releases report following the appointment of Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin to the Supreme Court of Canada

From: Department of Justice Canada October 04, 2022 The Supreme Court of Canada is recognized nationally and internationally for its excellence. To continue to improve upon this tradition, in 2016 the government introduced an open and transparent process to appoint a justice of the highest calibre who would be functionally bilingual and representative of the […]

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Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare Calls for Immediate Funding to Support First Nations Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People on National Day of Action

Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare Calls for Immediate Funding to Support First Nations Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People on National Day of Action (October 4, 2022 – Toronto, Ontario) Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare issued the following statement calling for action on the National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: […]

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LFMO Walks in Solidarity for Megan Gallagher

OTTAWA, ON., October 4, 2022 — Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak walks in solidarity with Lindsey Bishop in her journey across Canada to raise awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and to bring attention to the unsolved disappearance of her sister, Megan Gallagher. Megan, a Métis woman from Saskatoon, went missing in September […]

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NWAC President: “I will not stop demanding action to end this violence until every Indigenous woman, girl, and gender-diverse person can walk, without fear, down any street in these lands.”

October 3, 2022 OTTAWA – A statement from NWAC President, Carol McBride, on the day of the annual Sisters in Spirit vigils: “Today we stand with all of those people across Turtle Island who have lost mothers, daughters, sisters, and aunties to this incomprehensible violence that a National Inquiry has determined to be a genocide. […]

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Sisters in Spirit Vigil honours missing and murdered Indigenous women – SooToday.com

Event to take place on Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. t the west side of the SSM boardwalk Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding area residents are invited to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people during a vigil taking place tomorrow evening. The Sisters in Spirit Vigil, led by […]

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Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil

Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil Thunder Bay, ON – The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) invites families and communities across the province to attend our Sisters in Spirit Vigil on October 4th 2022. This initiative is held to support, and honour the stories, experiences, and lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). […]

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Annual Sisters in Spirit events to be held across Canada on October 4: NWAC President to attend march in Gatineau and Ottawa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 2022 OTTAWA – Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigils take place across the country on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, to honour the lives of Indigenous women, gender-diverse, two-spirit, and transgender people who have been murdered or gone missing as part of what a National Inquiry has determined to be a genocide. […]

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Ontario Takes Action to Combat Cybercrime

October 03, 2022 Funding will help prevent online hate crime, human trafficking and fraud TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing more than $1.6 million over two years to help fight cybercrime. The funding will be allocated to 18 community-based, not-for-profit organizations and First Nations Chiefs and Band Councils to support projects that prevent online […]

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Sacred fire lit to honour, remember Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

September 27, 2022 On the morning of October 4, a sacred fire will be lit to honour and remember missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. This fire will burn in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario during the third USW National Gathering for Indigenous Steelworkers, held October 5-6 in that community. The USW National Aboriginal Committee […]

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