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Legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples becomes law

From: Department of Justice Canada June 22, 2020 – Ottawa – Department of Justice Canada The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples affirms the human rights of Indigenous Peoples and provides us all with a roadmap to advance reconciliation. The Government of Canada is committed to working in collaboration with Indigenous Peoples to implement […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 20213 Views

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Survivors call for demolition of former residential school in Birtle, Man – CBC

Owner of the property says he’s willing to sell the site to interested buyers Jun 22, 2021 On Birdtail Sioux Dakota Nation in western Manitoba, a healing garden is under construction. A place for residential school survivors to gather, to reflect and to share their stories. But just 25 kilometres north — the Birtle Indian Residential […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 20213 Views

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Search more school grounds, says Aamjiwnaang chief – The Sarnia Journal

June 18, 2021 The chief of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation says the federal government needs to begin searching for human remains on the grounds of all former residential schools. Chris Plain said ground-penetrating radar should be used “to determine if these numbers are accurate, or whether there are any additional unrecorded burials on these grounds.” […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 20219 Views

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Canada can’t be prosecuted for residential school crimes, says former UN-tribunal lawyer – APTN News

Jun 18, 2021 While a Canadian lawyer understands the need for someone to be held accountable for the 215 children believed to be buried near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in B.C., he doesn’t believe it’s possible. Dale Lysack, who helped prosecute Khmer Rouge leaders for Cambodian genocide, says Canada cannot be prosecuted under […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 20216 Views

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C-31 Pardon Legislation – Justice Delayed Again

June 16th 2021 – Ottawa, (ON) In August of 2020, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples called on the government to fix the record suspension process, citing the figures showing the low uptake on cannabis record suspensions due to the high cost, procedural hurdles and lack of support for individuals navigating the system. On June 10th, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 20214 Views

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Lifelong Trauma: Wrongfully Imprisoned Indigenous Women Spent Childhood Lives in Residential School System

Tuesday, June 15 (Ottawa, ON) – The news that the bodies of 215 Indigenous children had been found in British Columbia shocked Canadians, but traumatized Indigenous survivors who were abused by Canada’s Residential School System. It is even more outrageous then, that the two Keeseekoose First Nations women who have been wrongfully imprisoned for over […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 20219 Views

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Years after release of TRC report, most Canadians want accelerated action to remedy damage done by residential school system, says poll

Years after release of TRC report, most Canadians want accelerated action to remedy damage done by residential school system, says poll A poll conducted by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, the Assembly of First Nations and Abacus Data shows that the majority of Canadians believe governments are not doing enough to teach students about the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 20217 Views

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Lifelong Trauma: Wrongfully Imprisoned Indigenous Women Spent Childhood Lives in Residential School System – NetNewsLedger

June 15, 2021 The news that the bodies of 215 Indigenous children had been found in British Columbia shocked Canadians, but traumatized Indigenous survivors who were abused by Canada’s Residential School System. It is even more outrageous then, that the twoKeeseekoose First Nations women who have been wrongfully imprisoned for over 28 years, were first […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 20219 Views

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Ontario Expanding Supports for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking

New funding will help police services and community partners better respond to victims’ needs TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $5 million over two years to enhance services and supports available to victims of intimate partner violence and human trafficking through the new Victim Support Grant (VSG) program. The grant will help police and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 20216 Views

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Matawa Chiefs Council Issue Statement to Support the Families Raising Concerns Regarding Nine Sudden Death Reinvestigations, including the Death of Jordan Wabasse of Webequie First Nation

June 14, 2021 THUNDER BAY, ON: Responding to the family concerns raised earlier last week on the approach used in the reinvestigation of the sudden deaths of nine Indigenous People in Thunder Bay—the Matawa Chiefs Council (MCC) offered the following statement: “The Matawa Chiefs Council supports the recommendations from the Ontario Independent Police Review Director […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 202110 Views

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