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New report shows Ottawa police more likely to use force when interacting with Black, Middle Eastern or Indigenous people – CityNews Ottawa

The analysis is from 2020, the first year that race was collected with use-of-force data. A report has found that Ottawa police have used force disproportionately on Black, Middle Eastern, and Indigenous people. The analysis is from 2020, the first year that the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) was required to collect race data, along with […]

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Ottawa police more likely to use force on Black, Middle Eastern, Indigenous people: report – CBC

May 12, 2022 Data from 2020 shows ‘disproportional’ response, says interim chief Ottawa police officers have disproportionately used force against people they believed were Black, Indigenous or Middle Eastern, according to a report covering the first year that race-based data was collected. The findings from 2020 were presented Thursday afternoon to a meeting of the […]

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The fight to end forced sterilization of Indigenous women – The Globe and Mail

Indigenous women are still being forcibly sterilized in Canada. That’s one thing that Sen. Yvonne Boyer wants Canadians to know. The senator, who is Métis herself and was formerly a nurse and a lawyer, has been fighting to raise awareness of this issue. She is also a part of the Standing Senate Committee on Human […]

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Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service Celebrates Police Week

May 12, 2022 The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service will be celebrating Police Week from May 15-21, 2022. Police Week was first observed in 1970 and coincides with Peace Officers Memorial Day, recognized internationally on May 15. This year’s theme, “Helping Build Safer Communities”, highlights and celebrates the important role our first responders and personnel play […]

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House Destroyed By Fire In Saugeen First Nation – Bayshore Broadcasting

May 11, 2022 A home was completely destroyed in a fire in Saugeen First Nation yesterday afternoon. According to a Shoreline Beacon report, a family of five lived in the house at Highway 21 and Cameron Drive. No one was hurt, but a cat was unaccounted for. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. […]

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Canadian prison system failing Indigenous peoples – The Hamilton Spectator

May 10, 2022 If governments are to be judged by what they do, not just by what they say, repeated promises from Ottawa in 1996 and the years since can be described only as an abject, dispiriting failure. In 1996 — more than a quarter of a century ago — Jean Chrétien’s federal Liberals vowed […]

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The Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action: A Report on The The Toxic Culture of Misogyny, Racism, and Violence in the RCMP

May 9, 2022 Ottawa, Ontario– Today, the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) issued a new report on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police entitled, The Toxic Culture of the RCMP: Misogyny, Racism, and Violence against Women in Canada’s National Police Force. This report finds that there is shocking and growing evidence of systemic discrimination […]

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Remembering murdered, missing Indigenous women at Red Dress Day event (14 photos) – Bradford Today

The event was organized by Bradford resident Jennifer Bahinski of Bella Lovelee Beads, and local anti-racism group Rise Up BWG, which featured guest speakers, poetry, guest speakers and drum performances by drumming group, The Red Spirit Singers Community members wearing red gathered in front of the Bradford West Gwillimbury Library Thursday evening for a special honouring ceremony recognizing Red […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 202215 Views

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Tungasuvvingat Inuit Statement on REDress DAY

OTTAWA, ON – Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) honours the memory of all Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+. Today, as the winds pass through the many dresses that are displayed throughout the country, we remember and honour the women and girls that once wore them. Violence against Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit individuals […]

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Indigenous women’s and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations are supported to end violence against vulnerable people

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada May 6, 2022 — Ottawa, Ontario, Traditional Unceded Algonquin Territory — Crown−Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, announced funding for 18 Indigenous organizations (including 15 Indigenous women’s and three 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations) through multi-year agreements that amplify their voices and […]

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