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CAP Responds Correctional Investigator Update on COVID-19 in Federal Corrections

OTTAWA – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) and its Provincial and Territorial Organizations today responded to the federal Correctional Investigator Release of third Status Update on COVID-19 in Federal Corrections. Statement of CAP National Vice-Chief Mr. Kim Beaudin: “The Correctional Investigator’s report highlights the disproportionate and unfair impact of COVID-19 on indigenous prisoners. The […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 20216 Views

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There needs to be 3 Indigenous judges sitting on Supreme Court of Canada: professor – APTN News

The Supreme Court of Canada doesn’t have a single Indigenous judge among the nine members, but even appointing one wouldn’t go far enough. There needs to be three. That’s what Prof. John Borrows said on Nation to Nation Thursday. “It’s never enough to have just have one voice in a place. That can be a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 20212 Views

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Events seek to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women – Simcoe Reformer

Valarie King, of Mississaugas of Credit First Nation, wears a mask to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Submitted An ongoing effort to bring attention to missing and murdered Indigenous women continues with a virtual conference Friday. Family members, Indigenous women singers and guest speakers will be participating The event will be livestreamed […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 20214 Views

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OHRC statement on allegations of refusal of service to Indigenous people in Kenora

As Wabaseemoong Independent Nations in Northwestern Ontario fights an outbreak of COVID-19, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is aware of reports of businesses and organizations in Kenora refusing services to Indigenous people and of social media posts spreading racist comments and misinformation. The OHRC reminds everyone that discriminatory action against individuals who are Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 20215 Views

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City of Thunder Bay: Coalition to End Human Trafficking Launches New Website

Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Ontario and as such, the Thunder Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking launched a new website to help educate people about human trafficking and to provide community supports and services for survivors/victims. “Thunder Bay remains one of the top six hubs in Ontario for human trafficking, so it’s […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20217 Views

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Expansion of the Courage for Change Program at ONWA is Opening the Door to Courageous Conversations

Expansion of the Courage for Change Program at ONWA is Opening the Door to Courageous Conversations Thunder Bay, ON – As Indigenous communities in Ontario navigate the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indigenous women and girls continue to suffer from the intersectional nature of gang involvement and human trafficking. Raising the awareness of the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 202145 Views

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This Indigenous-led task force is advocating for systemic change in Sault Ste. Marie – SooToday

Indigenous Women’s Anti-Violence Task Force rolls out a number of MMIWG2S+ projects in effort to create change through its collective voice A pair of new billboards along Highway 17 outside of Sault Ste. Marie intended to shed light on violence against Indigenous women are the result of one collective effort to raise awareness in the region. The Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20217 Views

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Ontario Takes Action to Combat Racism and Hate Crimes

Funding to help community partners lead local public safety initiatives February 19, 2021 TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing up to $2.6 million over two years through the Safer and Vital Communities (SVC) grant to help communities combat hate-motivated crime. The funding will help 26 community-based, not-for-profit organizations and First Nations Chiefs and Band […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202113 Views

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Bill C-22 Proposal to Amend Mandatory Minimums and Drug Possession Offenses Critical for Indigenous Peoples

Extensive Consultations Required to Avoid Unintended Consequences and Indigenous Peoples Being Excluded from Amended Legislation February 18, 2021 (Ottawa, ON) – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) recognizes the importance of today’s new legislation tabled, Bill C-22. These amendments to the Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act address many years of advocacy by […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 20217 Views

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Government of Canada announces measures to keep communities safe, fight systemic racism and make our criminal justice system more effective for all

From: Department of Justice Canada February 18, 2021 – Ottawa – Department of Justice Canada The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring the criminal justice system keeps all Canadians, their families, and communities safe. Recent events have further highlighted the systemic discrimination and disproportionate representation of Indigenous peoples, as well as Black Canadians and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 202122 Views

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